Boat Joinery and Cabinet Making Simplified

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McGraw Hill Professional, May 15, 1993 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
Drawing upon more than 60 years' experience as a boatbuilder, cabinetmaker, and designer, Fred Bingham has revamped his classic Practical Yacht Joinery to appeal to a whole new generation of boaters. This book is about building things with wood-from a new cup rack to a completely new interior, Fred's gift for providing simple explanations for complex problems can transform a rank beginner who has never held a hammer into a journeyman boat carpenter, and a journeyman carpenter into a true craftsman. Today's cookie-cutter production boats (and for that matter today's small homes and RVs), are cursed with a dull and impersonal sameness. This book can teach you how to visualize what you want it to be-and how to build it yourself.

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Fred Bingham learned to sail not long after he learned to walk, and learned woodworking soon after--from whittling out wind propellers at the age of eight to building a 36-inch sailing model at the age of 13. In his youth, Bingham sailed up and down the New England coast in his father's 76-foot schooner Rhodos. He built, rigged, and sailed a couple of skiffs and then a Snipe, in 1931.

In the 1930s he owned his own boatshop, building to the designs of Charles MacGregor and others. His output ranged from International 14s to a 42-foot cruising ketch. He and his wife, Vivian, now live in California, where he enjoys a brisk business selling plans for his popular Allegra pocket cruiser and his Trifle dinghy.

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