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Start Epoxy Crafting with 5 Easy Resin Projects

Have you been wondering what all the excitement is about with epoxy art these days? This is the perfect time to join Total Boat,  and  for five days of   Have you been wondering what all the excitement is about with epoxy art these days? This is the perfect time to join WoodWorkers Guild of America … 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 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 locker covers for his Bertram restoration. Using the Coosa board and some Thixo Flex, Andy built a … 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


The Komar Project: Building a Bent Wood Bike

When woodworker, Bart Komar, approached us about his crazy idea for participation in a “bent wood challenge,” we knew it sounded like something we could help him win. Not only because he would be using our Thixo, penetrating epoxy,  and Halcyon varnish on his build, but also for the love we have for bending wood. The challenge … Read More


Acorn to Arabella: Testing Epoxies

When we got the call from the Acorn to Arabella boatbuilders about their Resorcinol problems, we wanted to help out. We’ve been supporting the boatbuilding duo since they started by offering supplies and support, so we were, of course, happy to oblige them by shipping them a variety of epoxies to test out.  We know … Read More


Third Coast Boat Building: Chine Logs and Scarfing Sides

Chris Schoenberg from Third Coast Craftsman YouTube Channel is up at his shop in Michigan making great progress on his fly fishing boat. He’s planing the chine log on his skiff using a power plane and his #6 hand plane. Using cardboard, Chris makes a pattern for the Okume plywood he will have to fit … Read More


Gone Cruising: Meet the Spoondrifters

Todd and Tammy Smith have purchased a hurricane-damaged 1981 Morgan 462. This ketch-rigged sailboat will be their home, their school and their vehicle to take their family on a round-the-world voyage. But first, they have to fix it and bring it back to sailing condition. They have a lot of work to do and not … Read More


Jackman Works: The Perfect DIY Adirondack Chair

TotalBoat Ambassador Paul Jackman is determined to share his clever – maybe even revolutionary – woodworking designs and plans with the world. If he’s not collecting pallets to upcycle into woodworking masterpieces, you can count on him using some cool wood he salvaged to make something useful. Kind of like the Epoxy Resin Screwdriver that … Read More


More Tank Talk with the Sea Dreamer Project

There seems to be a lot of interest in discussing the do’s and don’ts of building plywood and epoxy diesel and water tanks. The conversation continues this week as back yard boat builder, Scott Smith, shows us how he is building his Diesel Duck’s fuel tanks. Scott isn’t worried – in fact, he’s confident in … Read More


Third Coast Boatbuilding: A Fly Fishing Drift Boat

  Woodworker and avid fly fisherman, Chris Schoenberg of Third Coast Craftsman, is building himself a hybrid drift boat. He’s combining two designs to build himself a drifter that he can attach a motor to, expanding his options for boating on rivers and lakes in his home state of Michigan. Chris starts his first wooden … Read More


Sea Dreamer Project: Building Plywood and Epoxy Diesel Tanks

Scott Smith hadn’t built a boat when he started constructing his own 41′ full displacement trawler. But he knows a thing or two about building as an avid woodworker, so he’s confident in his decision to build his backyard trawler with plywood and epoxy fuel tanks. This is NOT an option for storing gasoline, but … Read More


TotalBoat YouTube Ambassadors: Lessons in Learning

We’ve enjoyed discovering lots of new talents who are using and loving TotalBoat and sharing their experiences with their followers. YouTube, specifically, has become a playground for makers and builders, dreamers and doers. Our TotalBoat Ambassadors are there creating videos of their boats and boards or are busy dreaming up the next big thing. There … Read More


The Deeper The Better: Making with Diresta

An old friend of the Maker Godfather, Jimmy Diresta, once said “There’s more than one way to build a boat,” and so he used plastic for a wooden boat’s frames and made makeshift steaming bags so that his wood could be bent in place. Convention has no place in the workshops of Louis Sauzedde and … Read More