Self Proclaimed Wood Butcher Seth Kiedaisch

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Seth and Miss Mary

I hope this week has been as fun for you as it has been for me. It’s mind blowing to see the artistry of our younger community. And illustrates what I have been saying about our classic boat culture’s transference to an art form vs boat restoration. Today we are featuring Seth Kiedaisch from BirdsEyeWoodWork. His brand and, and, and..well. WOW! I love seeing, and feeling the passion alive and flourishing. Here is a note and photos from Seth.

Sometimes the art is in the details

“I’ve been building and repairing boats for the past 8 ish years always a wood butcher of some sort. I’m always looking for interesting projects.” Thats it. like most folks in New Hampshire, and man of few words, and amazing craft. Let the work do the talk’n!  For some reason I have a feeling Wood ButchA is more how its said!

Miss Mary Details



What the? Thats amazing, and wonderful to see how a artist thinks.

If this isnt the classic shot of all we are about I don’t know what is! The Temple of Marine Centers

The ladies love Seth apparently

18 replies
  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    I am so headed up there when this COVID crap is over. I would love to give WECATCHEM a drink of her family waters.

  2. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    Great story about Seth’s work. A very talented wood butcher indeed.

    I only consider myself a semi-talented wood butcher.

  3. Shep on Lake Shafer IN.
    Shep on Lake Shafer IN. says:

    Wow! Nice Furniture! Seth looks like he’s an Artist and Wood ButchA! Great stories this week Matt! Good to see some young people getting involved in our hobbie.

  4. Seth
    Seth says:

    The thunderbolt was a project I got to work on while working for Bo And Kathy Muller at Muller Boatworks. Miss Mary I built from scratch I redesigned Hackers Miss APBA. And the Chris Craft is a 1952 semi enclosed twin screw ordered from the factory not “enclosed” thanks Matt!

    • Greg Lewandowski
      Greg Lewandowski says:

      Seth, I have never seen a CC semi enclosed without a hard top over the cockpit. That’s why I thought it was an express!

        • Howard Lehman
          Howard Lehman says:

          I owned a 1950 28′ Chris Craft Semi Enclosed Cruiser that was special ordered without the “semi enclosed hardtop”. It was ordered for the Lake Winnebago (Wisconsin) waters with a folding soft top. With help from a researchist at the CC Archives at the Mariner’s Museum, a factory drawing of the boat was found with the folding soft top. It was delivered with two ML engines. I hoped to restore it but never had a large enough heated workshop to work on it, so I had to let it go. The boat was still for sale this summer in the Minneapolis area. I thought it was a very restorable boat. I know of one more that came without the Semi enclosed hardtop and is in beautiful restored condition. They are very nice boats. Great work Seth on all of your wood projects.

          • Seth Kiedaisch
            Seth Kiedaisch says:

            This one was the 26 foot 1952, as far as I know the only one like it but I certainly could be wrong. Great boat!

          • pat chaps
            pat chaps says:


            Do you know the contact information for the semi enclosed that’s for sale in Minneapolis. I might be interested in purchasing it. Pat 810-326-3575

  5. Jeffrey Martinson
    Jeffrey Martinson says:

    Fantastic work, Seth! I’m wondering what the story is on that figurehead? It really captures your attention.

    Matt, have you done stories on figureheads? They’re so garish and impractical, but totally cool nonetheless. I want one now! Maybe some longhorns, lol?…

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