For the first time in decades, there are schooners 'abuilding on the famed waterfront at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dawson Moreland & Associates are building not just one, but two 48' wooden schooners in the best of Maritime traditions. These 'twins' will be built simultaneously, frame for frame, plank for plank, alongside the historic Lunenburg Dory Shop at 175 Bluenose Drive. Follow their progress from keel laying to launch!

An artist's interpretation of the Twin Schooner Project

Monday, February 15, 2010

The craftsman's eye

It's a familiar gesture among artisans of countless disciplines
...that one-eyed examination of an angle or plane, double checked with the brush of a hand that, though calloused, is as sensitive as the most high tech of instrumentation. It can, and often does, lead to an adjustment of some sort, a refining and ultimately, the approval required to move on to the next task.

Or, if the gimlet eye is turned on you, it may mean it's time to stop taking pictures and let a fella get on with his work.

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