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Our stitch and glue boat building videos take you step-by-step through the process of building a stitch and glue boat with boat builder/ designer Bill Thomas. Bill takes you through the process of building his Fox double-paddle canoe design. Whether you plan to build a Fox or some other stitch and glue boat, going through the steps with Bill will provide you with a deep and specific understanding of the way stitch-and-glue boats go together.

While an in-person course with Bill is well worth the $800 tuition, our series on how to build a stitch and glue boat provides comprehensive stitch and glue instruction for the cost of an affordable OCH membership.

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Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 26 – Final Rigging For Launch: The Fox finale features final touches before she hits the water for the first paddle.   Great job, Bill, and thanks fr...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 25 – Painting The Hull: In this edition of the fox series, we get much more from Bill than a simple video of rolling on some paint. Bill, per us...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 24 – Varnishing the Deck, Coaming, & Fittings: Everyone has their own experience, tips, and tricks when it comes to varnish. In Fox 21 we get Bill's take on the elusiv...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 23 – Finishing The Little Details: Bill Thomas has built enough of these that we can all learn from his workflow. He's got the amount of epoxy and how far...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 22 – Fitting The Coaming Rims: Just when we thought we'd completed the stitch and glue part of the build, Bill throws one more at us. Even at this stag...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 21 – Installing the Seat Risers: Moving along in this series we are finishing up the little details that pull the Fox together. Installing the seat riser...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 20 – Installing the Seatback: The Fox canoe is beautiful. With its simple clean lines and functional attitude toward getting out and paddling, she was...
Building a Stitch & Glue Boat, Part 19 – The Dos & Don’ts of Prep Work: With the stitch and glue Fox nearing completion; we took her out of Bill's hands in order to take a stab at prepping the...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 18 – Installing the Coamings: Few things are as exciting during a stitch and glue build as when the boat really takes shape. With the installation of...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 17 – Trimming the Deck: We really start to see how beautiful the stitch and glue Fox's shape is as Bill trims the deck....
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 16 – Shop Safety: Here we pause from building to remind ourselves of what's really important... step #1 in keeping our beautiful hand-eye...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 15 – Installing the Deck: Bill shows us the gratifying step of installing the deck in this stitch and glue boat building video....
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 14 – End Pours and Epoxying the Interior: In this stitch and glue boat building video, get tips and tricks for finishing the interior, including end pours and bru...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 13 – Planing the Sheer Clamps: Planing the shear clamps just right guarantees the plywood deck will fit tightly.  Bill shows you how to take the clamp...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 12 – Installing the Carlins: In this installment of our stitch and glue boat building series, the hull is prepped, and now we need to install the car...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 11 – Fiberglassing the Hull: Bill shows us how to fiberglass the exterior of the hull in this stitch and glue boat building video....
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 10 – Installing the Knees: Bill takes us through the process of filleting knees into place in a way that produces tight fits and continues to assur...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 9 – Fiberglassing the Interior: In this stitch and glue boat building video Bill shows us how to fillet the ends and then fiberglass the interior of the...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 8 – Truing the Hull & Filleting the Cockpit: Bill trues the hull and goes through the filleting of the Midship Planking in this stitch and glue boat building video....
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 7 – Stitching the Hull: Bill Finishes stitching the hull together. This video includes: stitching the sheer panels in place and adding additiona...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 6 – Stitching the Hull Begins: This is the first steps in stitching the bottom of the hull together. In this stitch and glue boat building video, we co...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 5 – Gluing the Parts to the Bulkhead: This is the last step of preparing the parts before the hull of the boat gets stitched together. In this stitch and glue...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 4 – The Bottom & Sheer Clamps: Bill's gluing-up bottom panels and gluing sheer clamps.  In this stitch and glue boat building video, we cover: Using ...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 3 – Gluing the Side Panels to Length: Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 2 - Gluing the Side Panels to Length: Careful measuring — Stacking planks to ach...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 2 – Getting Supplies: Bill Thomas unpacks a box of goodies and helps us understand why a dozen might be better than three. We rediscovered thi...
Building a Stitch and Glue Boat, Part 1 – Introduction: The FOX double paddle canoe, a stitch and glue boat designed and built by Bill Thomas, has a long and distinguished pedi...
Stitch And Glue Boatbuilding At The WoodenBoat School: We take you to the WoodenBoat School for family week. Families from around the world have come here to assemble Chesapea...

 

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