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Friday, September 7 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Measuring Without Numbers - Lofting

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The story of taking the lines of the Hughes Sportster and building the jigs and fixtures to create new versions of this 1943 “classic” dingy built by Hughes Aircraft alongside the Spruce Goose, made of 3 layers of 1/16” birch, using the same techniques.

All using a laser and hot melt glue instead of a tape measure! Lots of pattern making and shop tricks. Lots of pictures!


Bruce Tipton

Bruce is a longtime boatbuilder, sparmaker, and woodworker. His knowledge of wooden spars covers peeled trees to the octagonal birdsmouth hollow.  He has 65 yrs experience as a woodworker, 43 yrs in PT building lapstrake skiffs, a 37’ schooner, 18’ catboat, repairing/restoration... Read More →

Friday September 7, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Explorer Room NW Maritime Ctr