My name is John Bishop and I am a shipwright, custom woodworker and writer based in Seattle, Washington. I got into boatbuilding a few years ago and quickly realized that there was a severe shortage of how-to information on the web about boat building, restoration and repair. While pursuing a career in the industry, I also realized that the problem wasn’t necessarily a lack of knowledge, there was tons of that- but rather lack of  resources and platforms to capture it. And that was the idea behind Backyard Boatbuilding.  seeks to fill.

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~ To preserve and share the knowledhe and wisdom  o
~ To become a better craftsman myself by forcing research and open lenses
~ To provide a re

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