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Wooden boat plans – How to pick them right?

Wooden boat plans   How to pick them right?

Boat reflection (Photo credit: Jesper Hauge)

Today I would like to share with you all how you can pick the right wooden boat plans to begin building a boat of your dreams. Did you know that building wooden boats is a becoming very popular and common? Most people think that one has to be very skilled to build a wooden boat, but in most cases this is not true. Personal wooden boats are easy to build and are also low on resources you have to spend.

You can start immediatley if you have just the basic woodworking tools and a place to work. By this I mean some kind of workshop or a improvised tent outside in your backyard. Everything else you may need you can get during your wooden boat build project is on its way. You may already have lots of the needed materials at home and you don’t know it yet.

If you are concerned that space could be an issue for you, let me tell you that any medium to significant sized garage should be sufficient room to build a boat as usualy personal wooden boats don’t have that much length

Once you’ve decided you would like to start building you may require some good ideas to look for the best wooden boat plans. Read more…

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 21, 2012 at 21:20

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DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

Simple wooden grommets mounted on the side of a wooden boat.

Recently I was searchin for some good boat plans and found this great plan for these wooden grommets. A dinghy I was building needed a simple means to attach a line to the bow for towing and mooring. I really didn’t want a metal ring bolt sticking out of the transom, but simply drilling a hole through it wasn’t the answer either. These wooden grommets fit the task perfectly.

Wooden Grommets Step-by-step Guide

DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 1. step - Cut three wood discs with a hole in the center. Hole saws are an excellent choice for this operation. The center disc should be thicker than material it will be placed through by slightly more than the thickness of the saw blade you’ll be using the split ti later.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 2. step - Glue together with a dowel for alignment.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 3. step - Trim dowel flush with the disc faces.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 4. step - Bore center hole with hole saw or Forstner bit.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 5. step - Shape the edges and sand the center bore to your satisfaction. On large grommets, a roundover bit and a router will do this job. More delicate grommets will require less aggressive methods.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 6. step - Split into two rings.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 7. step - Bore opening for grommet. Dry fit, trimming and sanding center of grommet to fit.
DIY Wooden Grommets Plan 8. step - Finished assembly.

You can download a full DIY Wooden Grommets Plan in PDF format here.

Also be sure to visit our other great tutorials like Making Accent Stripes On Your Wooden Boat or visit Free Boat Building Plans Category on Free Woodworking Plans Archive.


DIY Wooden Grommets Plan

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - February 18, 2012 at 18:29

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Boat Design Software – Make your own plans for a wooden boat

Boat Design Software   Make your own plans for a wooden boatBy now you know that to achieve anything in life you need to put a lot of effort in it. It doesn’t matter what it is, but if you want to succed you need effort and a great desire to learn new things. If you have enough will to learn new stuff you surely will rise to the top instantly.

How It All Begins

This is the basic guide line for designing your own plans for a wooden boat and eventually build one. Wooden boat are very flexible and nobody said that wooden boats should have the same shape and size as all other boats you are seeing at harbours, marinas and yacht clubs? When you are thinking about desigining your own boat, let me just tell you to be sure to include you tase in the proscess. This will bring a lot of satisfaction into the process and the final product – your brand new wooden boat. Noah made his own boat; did God design it for him? The answer is no. So don’t be afraid!

Tools Needed

Boat Design Software   Make your own plans for a wooden boatTo start creating your wooden boat blueprint you will need some material like wood, ply, glue, nails, mechanical pencils and erasers, a ruler, a T-shaped square and some cartridge paper. Beside that, your skills and your effort to work on the project will play a major part in this stage of the proces. You can make your job a lot easier by using a professional 3D Boat Design Software which will do a lot of the work for you.

You may think why a pencil has been chosen instead of a normal pen. When you are a beginner at boat building you surely would have to make many attempts at drawing the shape and the curves before you come up with the right one. Every begginner goes trough this and you are no exception. So if you use a pencil to draw your boat blueprint it can be easialy erased and drawn once again accurately without making too many markings that would confuse you when you start cutting and building parts.

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4 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - February 16, 2011 at 02:25

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How To Build A Wooden Canoe

How To Build A Wooden Canoe

English: Canoe being built with the stitch and glue technique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Building a boat is not an easy task and you must master all the necessary skills such as woodworking, boat building, fiberglassing, etc. I started building boats as a real amateur and had no knowledge about the proces. I rented some books and surfed on google and slowly learned some basic knowledge. But I made some serous progress when I decoded that I will build my self a boat. I started by looking for free boat plans and discovered some really good wooden boat plans for beginners. I decided that the easiest one to start with is a simple wooden canoe plan. To build this wooden canoe, you must have some basic woodworking tools, some boat building knowledge and some free space at home. You can find a couple of really great and easy to build canoe plans bellow and if you are thinking about building your self a boat, that is the way to start doing it. You must first learn the basics if you want to start building some serious wooden boats. So if you are a rookie in boat building start with these free wooden canoe blueprints, or you can go directly to some bigger boats by following this link to find Best Wooden Boat Plans.

Free Wooden Canoe Plans:

How To Build A Wooden Canoe

Free boat plans for a 14′ canoe

The plans include a complete tutorial about transferring dimensions from blueprints to the plywood. More tutorials about stitch and glue and fiberglass are available at our web site

There are two versions of the plans: US units or metric. Click on the links above to download or see the plans. Be patient: there are 25 pages, 1 MB plus!

How To Build A Wooden Canoe

Wacky Lassie Canoe Plans

This boat is designed to be quickly built by kids using modified Bolger/Payson “tack & tape” construction methods, with techniques that minimize the use of hazardous materials, and maximize suitable children’s skills. Kids love these boats, and I’ve found they learn to control double-paddles much more quickly than a single canoe paddle.

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3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - January 20, 2011 at 00:30

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Instant Access To 254 High Quality Wooden Boat Plans

Instant Access To 254 High Quality Wooden Boat PlansWooden boat building is the oldest method in boat construction. The process used to be very complicated and involved a lot of precise work form a lot of people. But things tend to get easier these days and so I came across this great selection of boat building plans for wooden boats that includes 254 Wooden Boat Plans and all the needed boat building knowledge to make a real floating vessel from them.

Imagine one of the greatest feelings in the world, riding on the water on a sunny afternoon in your beautiful newly built boat and all the jealous people craning their necks just so they can get a good look at your boat.
You can make your dreams come true if you download and start using this great wooden boat building package.
Plans 4 Boats package was designed specially for boat building beginners and all DIY enthusiasts that have the basic wood working tools and the basic wood working knowledge. Read more…

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by admin - November 18, 2010 at 09:54

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