Suggested Reading List and Tool Sources, circa 1975
Chapelle, Howard I.
AMERICAN SMALL SAILING CRAFT - Their Design, Development and Construction*
New York: W. W. Norton, 1951
YACHT DESIGNING AND PLANNING FOR YACHTSMEN, STUDENTS AND AMATEURS*
New York: W. W. Norton, 1936
HOW TO USE HAND TOOLS
New York: Harper & Row, 1964
Herreshoff, L. Francis
THE COMMON SENSE OF YACHT DESIGN
New York: Caravan-Maritime Books, 1966
Kinney, Francis S.
SKENE'S ELEMENTS OF YACHT DESIGN*
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1973
Rabl, S. S.
PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
Cambridge: Cornell Maritime Press, 1942
Smith, Hervey Garrett
Princeton: Van Nostrand, 1955
Steward, Robert M.
Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing Co., 1970
Stillman, Charles K.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILDERS' HALF-HULL MODEL IN AMERICA*
Mystic, CT: Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1933
Above: Starred (*) titles are in the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library
Below: Two recent titles and the 3rd edition (1986) of David King's
book from the Maine Maritime Museum
The author's list, retained for historical interest.
Only the last firm is still in business,
now known as "Woodcraft in Woburn"
and located at a different address.
The Brookstone Company
16 Brookstone Building
Peterborough, NH 03458
5187 Mayfield Road
Cleveland, OH 44124
Silvo Hardware Company
107-109 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
U.S. General Supply Corp.
100 General Place
Jericho, NY 11753
Woodcraft Supply Corp.
313 Montvale Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801
Since its founding in Boston in 1928, Woodcraft Supply LLC has grown into a chain of 75 stores ("Woodcraft in Honolulu," etc.) in 35 states. Its online catalog is said to be the most complete offering of first rate woodworking products available anywhere. The company also publishes six issues of Woodcraft Magazine annually and maintains a woodworking blog.