A Christmas Gift Comes to Life from 2013

Boat Building Excellence with a Quick Photo Review and Update 

Several people have inquired about the impending birth of the Little Rascal, (the name Dave has given his latest watercraft project). If you are new to my blog, Little Rascal is a gorgeous full size boat that my brother-in-law is in the process of hand crafting piece by piece in his garage.

Dave has kept busy for the past two winters on building the Little Rascal. I’m excited to share with you his progress.

How it Began:  I’ve included these links to other articles I’ve written about Dave, the School, Canoe and a Dream Come True  is about how this unusual hobby started back in Dave’s childhood. Another post is My Boat building brother-in-law .


Boat plans in a tube

wooden boat plans

Our Families Wood Genius






Time Advances:

The Plans

The Runabout Rascal Plans

It Has Begun

It Has Begun

From This To...

From This To…












By the end of Winter last year 2014:


To This So Far







Present-winter 2015

Some fresh air

One of my siblings

Before the flip

Before the flip













After the flip

Celebrating the Flip








IMG_20151128_181510 (480x640)

The Inside


Excellence! No splinters here


The inside has been sanded to perfection even though no one will ever see these boards below the flooring . . . except Dave and now you. Truly masterful work.





The end product will be similar to this photo, only better because . . . Dave, you are amazing!

Rascal Boat

Runabout Rascal Boat Sample






I’m proud to show you Dave’s other watercraft masterpiece creations.


San jaun dory

Daves two Kayaks


Wabanaki Cedar Strip Canoe

Wabanaki Cedar Strip Canoe







Thanks for sharing your photos with us Dave.

Wishing Everyone a Fulfilling Christmas and a Healthy Joyous 2016

See ya next year!


P. S. I recently heard Dave is working on his own website. I’ll post the link when it goes live so can check in on his progress.




Filed under Wood Boat Building

2 responses to “A Christmas Gift Comes to Life from 2013

  1. dave

    Thanks for sharing my story with everyone, you’re the best writer in the world. Merry Christmas.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Cyndi

    Dave is a wood artist; I would proudly display any of his creations. The fact his boats are 100% watertight and functional, as well as breathtakingly beautiful, is amazing.

    Liked by 1 person

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