Brantuk Woodworks

A Woodworker is Born

On January 23, 2015, in News From Gayle, Outboard Powered, by Gayle Brantuk

I hope you’ll indulge me a bit and allow me to share about our son, John II. He’s actually my step-son, but I love him as my own and face it, I’m not nearly old enough to have a son in his mid-thirties (please stop laughing). Growing up, whenever you asked John what he wanted […]

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Stitch and Glue or Conventional Plywood Construction?

On January 23, 2015, in News From Gayle, Plywood Construction, Stitch and Glue Construction, by Gayle Brantuk

Plywood boats are commonly built by two methods, conventional and Stitch and Glue. Conventional plywood boatbuilding has been used since plywood became practical for boat use. It’s a modification of the methods used for the old conventional planked boats that seem to last forever. Although most think Stitch and Glue is new, it has been around quite […]

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Bubbles in Epoxy

On January 9, 2015, in Fiberglassing, Shop Talk: Tips and Techniques, by Gayle Brantuk

So, you decided to build a boat and do the right thing and coat it with epoxy. But, for some reason, when the epoxy dries there are tiny bubbles all over the surface. There are two common causes of bubbles in epoxy. One, air escaping from newly coated wood. This usually only happens on the […]

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Building A Duck Boat Too


Easily built indoors over one winter I was not able to fibreglass the hull until that fall.  Using a high solids, two-stage epoxy instead of paint the next summer my Duck Boat Too made it into the marsh its second fall. My build is chronicled from start to finish here: What a great little boat… Like this:Like […]

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How many UK Tiny Titans / Shingles ?

On December 9, 2014, in Glen-L Styles, by kensboats

Hi from the UK Guys, About a year ago I built a Tiny Titan over here in Kent, England, using the famous magazine plans which I dropped down from the internet. Luckily my wife took a break for a month at a health resort in India, which gave me time to play! After lofting the […]

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