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Suggested Reading List and Tool Sources

Chapelle, Howard I.

AMERICAN SMALL SAILING CRAFT - Their Design, Development and Construction*

New York: W. W. Norton, 1951

and

YACHT DESIGNING AND PLANNING FOR YACHTSMEN, STUDENTS AND AMATEURS*

New York: W. W. Norton, 1936

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Daniels, George

HOW TO USE HAND TOOLS

New York: Harper & Row, 1964

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Herreshoff, L. Francis

THE COMMON SENSE OF YACHT DESIGN

New York: Caravan-Maritime Books, 1966

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Kinney, Francis S.

SKENE'S ELEMENTS OF YACHT DESIGN*

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1973

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Rabl, S. S.

PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE

Cambridge: Cornell Maritime Press, 1942

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Smith, Hervey Garrett

BOAT CARPENTRY*

Princeton, Van Nostrand, 1955

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Steward, Robert M.

BOATBUILDING MANUAL*

Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing Co., 1970

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Stillman, Charles K.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUILDERS' HALF-HULL MODEL IN AMERICA*

Mystic, CT: Marine Historical Association, Inc., 1933

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 Above: Starred titles are in the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library

Below: Two recent books and a 1986 title by David King of the

Maine Maritime Museum

Greg Rossel book

A 2019 book by a

well-known boat builder

Worch book

Another recent work 

King book

Third edition (1986) of

David King's book

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TOOL SOURCES

(Author's list retained for historical interest)  

The Brookstone Company

16 Brookstone Building

Peterborough, NH  03458

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Leichtung, Inc.

5187 Mayfield Road

Cleveland, OH 44124

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Silvo Hardware Company

107-109 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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U.S. General Supply Corp.

100 General Place

Jericho, NY 11753

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Woodcraft Supply Corp.

313 Montvale Avenue

Woburn, MA 01801

     Of these five companies only the last, Woodcraft Supply, is still in business, now known as "Woodcraft in Woburn" and located at a different address.

     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.

Woodcraft
Suggested Reading List and Tool Sources