300 Years of Boat Building Experience

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In a tree-sheltered basin on England's River Thames, near Windsor, is a family- run, 300-year-old boatyard internationally known for its expertise with high quality wooden boats. The area is famed for smart leisure boating, and the late Peter Freebody said his forebears could be traced back to the 13th century as bargemen and ferrymen when the river was London's transport artery.

The Peter Freebody & Co. boatyard is the latest incarnation of a family-owned company that has been working in boating for over 300 years.
The Peter Freebody & Co. boatyard is the latest incarnation of a family-owned company that has been working in boating for over 300 years.
The internal paneling on this slipper stern boat is <i data-recalc-dims=created from Canadian yellow cedar: it has all the water resistance of red cedar; is harder; and, when varnished, radiates a golden hue (see lead photo). " width="600" height="510"/>
The internal paneling on this slipper stern boat is created from Canadian yellow cedar: it has all the water resistance of red cedar; is harder; and, when varnished, radiates a golden hue (see lead photo).

Freebody's yard produces the "slipper stern" craft, a limousine amongst riverboats. They reproduce and restore electric canoes: a curious fashion in the late 19th century. They restore steam- powered "saloon launches," a north Thames specialty. They are also world authorities

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this is a project video showing the steps to build your own ipod docking station! The video is more about the idea than the design. weather its a radio or cd…
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17 Responses to “300 Years of Boat Building Experience”

  1. Warren Postma

    I have an ugly Sony docking station that sounds terrible, and the dock
    doesn’t fit my iPhone when it’s in its case. Custom time! ? I think I
    will do a design like yours but add a bass port, and a larger multi-element
    speaker left over from another piece of dead portable stereo equipment.
    Nice built, and the wood case and buttons look great.

  2. Edgar Alvarado

    Sweet! I have this cheapo one that works great but it is a plastic eyesore.
    Not crazy about the slits as they tend to block sound but I guess you were
    going for that retro look which looks awesome. Wife has a colander that is
    the perfect size. All it needs is some black or brown primer and no one
    will be the wiser. thanks for the idea.

  3. Keena Heaton

    Yep totally making one of these, great job

  4. Drunken Woodworker

    Very cool!

  5. P0PtheMiX

    Good work, dude! Can u do tabletcasething?

  6. Bellevue Woodshop

    Sweet, nice looking piece. Is that walnut and maple?

  7. dapfury

    Great video! I wish more woodworkers would make videos like you do. Speak
    when you need to, present everything else in fast forward… Awesome

  8. Anderson Gomes

    Muito show

  9. Jörn Studener

    nice man!!!

  10. Vamsi Krishna Reddy

    AWESOME

  11. Razor69LPs

    Awesome design !!

  12. Vicondul Viandas

    great idea, also like the use of different woods. Really cool

  13. Dustin Prat

    One of my favourite songs that you played there

  14. Jesse Santana

    Thanks for the morning inspiration! I think I know what my next project
    will be.

  15. New kid on the Wooden Block

    Man thats really cool!! Nice project, looks great!!

  16. Mike Schmitz

    Sweet Feet. A+ one thing you might want to add is some fiberfill for better
    acoustics

  17. goethe528

    this is Wood Hacking

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