building a Timberpoint Sloop knockabout

Julien can’t let go of this youth. He sailed this sweet knockabout as a teenager from the great South Bay Long Island to the Bahamas. Social distancing enabled Julien to get on it. Julien has decided to build a cold molded version. It will be a trailered boat that will not be effected by theContinue reading “building a Timberpoint Sloop knockabout”

HAND BLOCKED COTTON Pajama’s & shirts MADE IN INDIA

Wood blocks are carved from raw wood. Intricate details are drilled and chiseled. A perfectly low seat and wood low table are essential. Patience a must! to buy hand blocked pajama’s check out ¬†World’s End ny

STORM SANDY SALVAGED OAK BECOMES TIMBER FRAME HOME

http://https://vimeo.com/122190885 When sandy blew thru the Hudson Valley in 2012 a few 100 year oaks parted way with the earth. Julien and I had to mill them up for timber in our new addition. We called in Johnny who worked them down the hillside with his bob cat. Then he transported them to an AmishContinue reading “STORM SANDY SALVAGED OAK BECOMES TIMBER FRAME HOME”

Crafted By Hands – A Rustic Wood Tradition

I am really getting into it now. My winter visit to Colonial Williamsburg has given me much inspiration. I knew it would. I have ordered some traditional hand tools from Lee Valley. A german Ax and froe for splitting small and large tree limbs. A drawknife, brace and bit with Auger, and soon a shaveContinue reading “Crafted By Hands – A Rustic Wood Tradition”

Steam bending Oak Veneer

An old oak table that has been kicked around & soaked by Hurricane Sandy found it’s way to our shop. Here Julien is steam bending a piece if 1/8 ” oak wood. He uses the Earlex steam machine ( $75 bucks) a plastic plumbing pipe, a clamp and some rags. <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/112111235″>Steam Bending Oak WoodContinue reading “Steam bending Oak Veneer”

My Durable Goods NY Inheritable Collection

My new Durablegoodsny.com website will be up soon. This this blog I am selling inheritable craftsmanship and objects. My inspiration for this collection comes from century’s before when people made much of their furniture out of necessity and thrift. Even though it is basic joinery – it will hopefully last a lifetime and will beContinue reading “My Durable Goods NY Inheritable Collection”

Manila Line = Nautical Madness

I have been jazzing everything up in my life with manila line for years. Partly because I own a boat and always have it around and partly because its cheap and make’s a great make do material. If and when I get around to finding the PROPER ( boring) replacement I do not feel bad,Continue reading “Manila Line = Nautical Madness”

LEAD PAINT REMOVAL

Some ways of removing lead paint actually increase the risk of exposure. Lead paint that is chipping or peeling needs to be removed or covered. Painted surfaces that rub on one another, such as windows and doors require attention to stop the friction that can cause dust. If your house is old you may mostContinue reading “LEAD PAINT REMOVAL”

More Door Idea’s- Custom Doors- New York

http://www.urbanboatworks.com My Very Favorite places to go door shopping is the west village NYC, P-Town Cape Cod, Ston ington CT, Any out island off of Maine, St Barths and Antigua. I wonder what I will be gauking at when we sail to Europe?