Finally, a comprehensive guide to constructing of beautiful wood strip rowing crafts This style of construction is renowned for producing sophisticated hull shapes Construction techniques can be mastered by the hobby builder Over 835 clear color photos and detailed text take the reader through every step required to create two different, elegant boats for both sport fishing and sculling The wooden parts are made with ordinary woodshop tools, materials, and standard working techniques Fiberglass and epoxy can be applied successfully by the first time user Finishing methods help builders show off their craftsmanship to best advantage This book introduces rowers to the delights of constructing their ideal boat....
|Title||:||Woodstrip Rowing Craft: How to Build, Step by Step|
|Publisher||:||Schiffer Pub Ltd May 14, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||987 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Woodstrip Rowing Craft: How to Build, Step by Step Reviews
Its all in the title. No other book on strip building that I have seen (of the many) begins to compare with this volume; it is spectacular! There is a mountain of material available on creating a strip-built hull, but scant little on the difficult woodwork needed to finish one, e.g. building and installing gunwales, etc. This book changes all that. The photos with excellently-written descriptions of the processes depicted are plentiful and invaluable, especially in light of them being used to describe two separate possibilities: (1) the steps to complete a narrow hull (the pulling boat, Liz) as a whole and, (2) similar steps to complete a wider hull (the Rangeley Lake rowing boat) in two halves, similar but different methods, both covered in detail. The author adds a lot of detailed tips on the epoxying process which, if there is one potential point of unrecoverable failure in building a hull, careless epoxying is it. And, at long last, a builder that explains lofting as the fairly simple process it is as opposed to comparing it to neurosurgery or the like and scaring off nearly every potential builder new to it. I know people who made decisions on buying plans strictly on whether or not lofting is required. The boats used to demonstrate the steps aren't your run of the mill "two sheets of plywood and a weekend between you and your 8' pram" designs, but beautifully-detailed, yet doable, projects that, if you're willing to take your time, build carefully, and take it as a labor of love, will reward you with awe-inspiring results that will allow you to seriously claim to be a boat builder. I am so impressed with this book, I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Being able to "Look Inside This Book" (especially the Table of Contents) would probably increase sales.
I thought plans came with it. Instructions on how to do different types of work with short cuts were very good. al in all a good book just no plans with it. I want to build a row boat and I think this will get me on my way.
Susan's books on stipwood boat building are the best I've read. She takes you through the entire process step-by-step with lots of sound advice and many pictures. In this, her second book on the subject, she takes the reader through the steps in building two classy looking row boats. The processes she describes are equally applicable to other row boat designs such as the Whitehall Pulling Boat I am currently building. To be sure, I probably would not have tackled this seemingly difficult project without her excellent guidance as contained in this work. I have not been disappointed with this book or her previous book on canoe stripwood construction. If you are thinking of building such a craft, these are the books to buy.
If your planing on building a wood strip boat row boat this book is a must have. As a complete novice to boat building this was a absolutely the best help I could hope to have. It was written where every step was well explaned with plenty of pictures and illustrations to guide the construction progress. The author Susan Van Leuven knows from hands on experience what's she doing and extended that information to you in this publication. Well worth the cost !
It provided tremendous input and was detailed in everything. I do highly recommend it, and for most it is an all inclusive book. However I did also buy two other books. I found that the areas that were similar provided an excellent reference for any level of builder. Each had little differences the can provide a way to use the items based on your skill level.
These two women are artists of the highest caliber but yet they break it down so the beginner has a good shot at building a quality product.
wonderful book with incredible details. arrived in perfect condition.
Great book. Arrived on time and in new condition. Best price I could find.