My workshop

This is where Whaleboats are being built. Go to the gallery for pictures.

Whaleboat workshop

It doesn't always have to be a boat

Just to prove all you cabinet makers in the world that boatbuilders can build something that is perfectly straight, I made myself a new workbench. And she's made out of oak, ash and padouk, mostly from short pieces I saved especially for this project.
Some of the metal stuff I created myself on the lathe, but most of the turning was done by Jan Martens, my mastercraftsman and teacher for seven years now, whose help and mentorship brought me to where I am now.

Cabinet makers' bench Cabinet makers' bench Cabinet makers' bench - Mark of Excellence Cabinet makers' bench - dovetails Cabinet makers' bench - dovetails Cabinet makers' bench

Halfmodel of the new open motor launch finished (The birth of a new (Whale)boat - part 2)

After a few evenings of carving, the model is ready for being ripped to pieces. It will be sawn in 10 pieces to allow scanning in the next phase.

Halfmodel open motor launch

October 24 - 26th, 2008 - Cap°okaz, Nieuwpoort

Secondhand watersports materials fair.

Dora Dora

September 21st, 2008 - Benelux Surfboat Championship, De Haan

Benelux Surfboat Championship.

The birth of a new (Whale)boat

Since we are developing a new boat I will try from now on to post pictures and text of the birth of our new baby on a monthly base. From her early days - my sketches and of course the wooden model - over the CAD plans to the set up and building to the moment she will finally hit the water.
This 7 meter open wooden motor launch will be built larch on oak frames according to my halfmodel. She will be powered by a 30 hp diesel engine - inboard or outboard.

Birth of a new (Whale)boat

Bartman tests new amphibious vehicle - by Whaleboat

Whaleboat creates a completely new concept of amphibious vehicle, planning to overrule Branson's record crossing the channel!

No, seriously, this is the best city-transportation for your outboard motor..

May 22 - 25th, 2008 - Oostende voor Anker, Oostende

Het festival van de authentieke scheepvaart en de Noordzee

Oostende voor Anker

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