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TotalBoat Tips Videos for Project Success

The TotalBoat team has been busy working on videos loaded with tips to help you succeed with your projects when you’re baffled by unforeseen setbacks. It’s easy to feel stumped when things aren’t going exactly as planned, so we’ve hit up our Tech Team to feed us their most commonly asked questions so that we … Read More


BourbonMoth: Learning To Be a Boatbuilder

It’s ok to laugh at Jason Hibbs, the comical bearded woodworker turned boatbuilder from Oregon. He’s making fun of himself and his lack of nautical know-how as he takes on his first-ever boat build. With a shop full of tools and plans and plywood, Hibbs gets himself well into a drift boat build after only … Read More


Restoring Knees with Acorn to Arabella

Steve and Alix (Yes, Alix is back!) from the Acorn to Arabella project aren’t slowing down with progress on Arabella, the Atkins ketch they are building in their backyard. Steve is applying more of the TotalBoat Wood Sealer and then using a few coats of Gleam Gloss Varnish before putting most of the wood below … Read More


A Mysterious Project with Troy from Arbortech

Join us at Noon today for an exciting, and likely very spooky and mysterious Premiere of our Video of the Week! We’ve met and mingled several times with Arbortech representative and Power Carving Ninja, Troy Conary. He’s come to TotalBoat HQ to give us carving demos and we’ve traveled to many shows where Troy was … Read More


River’s Edge Countertop with Jess Crow

In honor of TotalBoat Ambassador Jess Crow‘s birthday, we bring you an impressive technique that Jess has mastered. It’s also the one year anniversary of TotalBoat and Jess’s launch of MakerPoxy, the artists’ epoxy resin that Jess helped to formulate. It begins with her hand-painted boulders that Jess adds along the shoreline of her beautiful wooden … Read More


Catching Up with Lou Sauzedde: Building the Evelyn Boat

If you’ve been a YouTube fan or TotalBoat customer for longer than a bit, then you’re likely a fan of our old friend, Lou Sauzedde. We were lucky to collaborate on the video and boatbuilding series, the TotalBoat Skiff and the TotalBoat Dory with Lou in past years, and we are beyond excited to announce … Read More


Meet Tim Sway’s Upcycled Jambulance!

When the Tim Sway family literally pulled right into Narwhal Labs, we were excited at the chance to have some fun with Tim as he builds out his dream bread truck. He’s converting it to a traveling guitar store and mobile stage for his New Perspectives Music gig. Sway’s work revolves around taking reclaimed wood (from … Read More


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


Boat Building with Pops

TotalBoat Ambassador, Richard Honan, has been sending us updates of his most recent boat building project, a 13′ Peapod. Richard is a talented (and award-winning) artist, woodworker, and retired signmaker who has invited his young neighbor and his 2 granddaughters into his basement woodshop to assist with the build of this most recent boat. His … 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


Acorn to Arabella: Removing the Molds

It was a tense, but exciting moment for backyard boatbuilder, Steve Denette and his crew. In today’s episode, they get to the long-anticipated step of removing the molds from Arabella. This step was celebratory when the hull stood taught without her molds installed. Now the team can install knees and finish planking with a clear … Read More


Louis Sauzedde Shows Us How to Make a Good Set of Saw Horses

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


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