This is a photo taken in 2019 of the large work shop.
We have been focused on the smaller shop, but since December we have been going though tons of scrap wood, saw dust and templates, parts etc to see the workshop where 1000’s of boats were built over the Century. Work benches, and so on. The real good stuff was in the Rafters, old saw mill cut wood of all sorts. very wide and looong planks. some over 25 ft long, and around 24 inches wide. Lets put it this way, the guys at the dump know me now.
It was all organized. But one too many things that pals had just put in there. nature deplores a vacuum thats for sure.
An incomplete skiff hanging from the ceiling. The last one built here.. for now.
Throwing away scraps of wood that are amazing is tough. George was much better than I about it. I would ask about little scraps. George, ” fire wood” and we moved on.. But you gotta do what ya gotta do when its this much. Ugh.
We moved a bunch of stuff for sure
More stuff moved
The skiff was lowered and taken to Georges house to be finished for his Grandson.
Lots of space – you can see Bruisers Jail Cell to the right there
The marine Railway Sign was found in the rafters
We added a wall texture from some Ceder out in the yard and window details from my stock pile of old house trim
Made a stair rail from old scrap stems
Lots of YELP!
The old part of the shop
Old signs found in the rafters
Those boards are pure gold! Hand written names from over 60 years ago. They are Spreader templates for peoples skiffs
This area was a pile!!!!! of scrap wood. I used some of it to build this workbench. OUT OF OAK!
Yes thats a Planer.. used to run off belts and steam. I call it ‘Stumpy” hasnt met a finger it doesnt like. YIKES. But is an amazing machine. The Deaadrise was also found in the rafters
We still have some great scraps of wood. YIKES! To good to chuck, gotta find someplace here to store it, Oak, Ceder, Mahogany, Walnut.Thats it for today. there is more, more and lots more. I am installing insulation today.
I have a helper