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Summer Photo Contest 2020 Winners

Best Boat Build – Rob Funk – Wood Strip kayak  Best Furniture/ Woodworking Build – Tim Gallagher  – Adirondack Chairs   Best Restoration   –  Mark Baragar – “LaFenice”  1964 56′ Chris Craft Roamer  Congratulations to the winners of our JD Summer 2020 Photo Contest! We love picking a few winners when we have so many awesome entries for our … Read More


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


Making Epoxy Stained Glass with Xyla Foxlin

Have you noticed our new makerspace, NarwhalLabs, which has been appearing in many of our posts and stories recently? We invited TotalBoat Ambassador, Xyla Foxlin, to be our first “real” guest in the lab, and she came with a boatload of fun ideas to make something cool with the team.  An avid aviatrix, Xyla settled … Read More


Lorrie Nowlan: Winner of the Epoxy Artist’s Challenge

Lorrie Nowlan started Wood Design by Lorrie 2 years ago when she started working with live edge wood and epoxy resin creating functional art and small tables.  She needed a creative outlet for her upcoming retirement and stress relief from a very busy nursing career. And look at her now!  When Lorrie saw the call … 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


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


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


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


Start Epoxy Crafting with 5 Easy Resin Projects

Have you been wondering what all the excitement is about with epoxy crafting and art these days? This is the perfect time to join WoodWorkers Guild of America and TotalBoat Ambassador, Jess Crow from Crow Creek Designs for five days of introductory projects that use epoxy resin! Epoxy can be used for more than just boats; You can … Read More


How to Do Bent Lamination Using Epoxy

If you’ve attempted to bend wood then you know it’s an art and skill that takes some practice, or at least some knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.  Steam bending is a common boatbuilding technique and one which takes some practice and some tools you might not have on hand. Bending wood around a … Read More


Designing and Building Fuel Locker Covers

With a little help from his YouTube friends, boatbuilder Andy Miller has designed the fuel locker covers for his Bertram’s fuel tanks. In a prior video, he asked for input from his viewers about how to best construct the fuel locker covers for his Bertram restoration. Using the Coosa board and some Thixo Flex, Andy … Read More


The Perfect Entry to Epoxy Art: The Valentine Mini Kit

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to try your hand at the epoxy resin crafting trend that you may have noticed we noticed.  We took our super glossy, easy-to-use MakerPoxy Artist’s Resin and put it into this fun kit that has everything you need to dive into some new epoxy resin skills with your sweetheart.  … Read More


Tim Sway: Building a Guitar from a Reclaimed Ship

When the TotalBoss’s birthday came around and his family wanted to find him a special gift that acknowledged his recent affinity for playing the ukulele, we knew just who to turn to for help. TotalBoat Ambassador and YouTuber, Tim Sway, was the obvious choice for building this special project, and he was more than happy … Read More