How to properly caulk tight seams for wooden boatbuilding

Watch Master Shipwright Louis Sauzedde continue repairs on a Herreshoff 12 1/2 and share a few of his techniques for rolling cotton caulking into tight seams. Louis describes the tools used and how to handle caulking seams of different widths. Sauzedde’s years of experience make it look easy, and this video shows how his tried techniques are easy to follow, even for the novice boatbuilder.

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7 thoughts on “How to properly caulk tight seams for wooden boatbuilding

  1. Excellent. As a craftsman it’s great to watch another craftsman at work. He made it all look very easy. Wait till you try it yourself. it’ll be like hanging wall paper with one arm on a windy day. lol.

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