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Jackman’s Bespoke Pallet Slide Puzzle

Leave it to a few woodworkers like Paul Jackman and Jason Hibbs to take the Epoxy River Table to the next level. Of course, Jackman won’t build anything unless it’s large and made from recycled pallets, and Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth was just the man to taunt Paul with the creation of his bespoke … Read More


TotalBoat Tips Tuesdays!

We’re upping our game at TotalBoat, working hard to provide more weekly videos with tips to help you succeed with your projects. We know about a lot of the pitfalls and hiccups customers face from our years of Tech and Customer Support, and we are listening and weaving these common questions into solutions! Tune in to … Read More


Louis Sauzedde: Building the Most Useful Shop Tool

After building the TotalBoat Sport Dory, Lou took some time off to find a new shop and reinvigorate the Tips from a Shipwright video plan. The YouTube channel, with over 140,000 subscribers, has obviously hit home with many of you. And like you, we were excited to see that Lou is back at it making … Read More


Boatworks Today: Removing the Transom

After a few quiet weeks we’re back in Andy’s midwest shop where’s he back at work on his Bertram Moppie. Andy is back at the boat transom that he’s wrestling with, and he’s removing more of the core where a previous owner had filled in old inboard/ outboard holes.  Because he will be replacing the … Read More


The Heart Of Haven – A Virtual Experience with Jess Crow & TotalBoat

        Highly energetic and impactful, Heart of HAVEN is an intentionally curated conference, combining learning sessions with hands-on workshops as well as several socials and brand networking opportunities. The goal of Heart Haven is to empower individuals to become confident in who they are as a creative entrepreneur, and for them to … Read More


Jackman’s Next Big Exploit: Hammer Time

As a follow up to last week’s Wavy Vase made by TotalBoat Ambassador, Paul Jackman, we wanted to share this other amazing oversized project that Paul “pulled off.” The Jackman Hammer is an astounding 90 pounds of wooden (and epoxy and varnish) awesomeness that Paul created as an addition to his line of Jackmansized tools. … Read More


The Making of Paul Jackman’s Wavy Vase

We can’t help but love every video and sadistic project taken on by TotalBoat Ambassador, Paul Jackman. His love for pallets and upcycling forgotten wood is a labor of love and something Paul takes to the next level – or – as his followers know – to “Jackman Size.”   When he poured over 200 hours … Read More


Boatworks Today: Testing Resin Strength for the Transom

Andy Miller knows a thing or two about resins and boat repair. But when it’s time to reconstruct the transom of the Bertram powerboat he’s restoring,  he wants to be certain that he’s using the right resin for the job – and it’s a big, heavy, important job! Andy thought it might be wise to … Read More


Steam Bending a Wooden Corset

Using scraps from her first foray into wooden canoe building, TotalBoat Ambassador, Xyla Foxlin, decided to attempt next level steam bending and made herself a wooden corset. You could argue everyone needs a fiberglassed, steam-bent, wooden strip corset – but maybe if this is on your project list you’ll reconsider after seeing how much work … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Cedar Planks & A TotalBoat Care Package

In today’s *riveting* video from the Acorn to Arabella crew, we get a boatload of love from our friends who are working feverishly to keep pace on their 2-10 year boat building project, their Atkins Ketch, Arabella. They aren’t letting a little quarantine slow them down, and we were certain to make sure they had … Read More


Adding Non-Skid to Gelcoat With Boatworks Today

Andy Miller is continuing to use his time quarantined in his shop providing extra springtime launch tips for boaters who might also be putting this time to good use. Today he gives some advice on how to add non-skid to your gelcoat. He experiments with a few different ways that non-skid additives can be used … Read More


Woby Design: Trading Wood Glue for Epoxy Resin

Ben Paik is Woby Design, operating a full woodshop and film studio, kind of, out of a 6′ x 20′ shipping container in East L.A. His business name, Woby design, is a play on his beloved pup, Toby, or “Toby Woby,”  who is featured in every video and post he makes and is an important part of the Woby Team. In fact, Woby … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Planking Problems and a Pandemic

Just when Alix and Steve had a plan for planking that would launch their progress to the other side of this massive task, life changed.  Their planking party would have to wait for the pandemic we are all enduring to pass, because, for this task, they need more than just two sets of hands.  With … Read More


Boatworks Today: Fairing for Gelcoat Repairs

Andy Miller hopes that every boat will be in top shape for launching this season. Perhaps, like many of us, you have found yourself with some extra time to dedicate to spring prep this season, maybe even some time to address nagging issues that are begging for repair. One such repair that many boaters battle … Read More


Shipwright Talk: Lou Sauzedde Pays a Visit Acorn to Arabella

Shipwrights like Louis Sauzedde have massive amounts of experience that has taken years to amass. It’s a pleasure to see how that knowledge is shared with newer shipwrights who don’t have the benefit of trial and error. Steve and Alix are well-read, self-taught shipwrights with no prior experience, so a visit from Lou during the … Read More