Well, there were some instructors as well. “14 NEW Men In a Shed”?
This was the Lough Ree Boatbuilding Project in Ireland. AND it was filmed and shown on the Nationwide program on some Irish channel last Friday.
I was alerted to this by my avid reading of Ireland’s Afloat magazine online:
From that website:
“The ‘Mens Shed’ scheme for the Lanesborough-Ballyleague area – as part of a job activation and family support initiative.. – brought together 14 men to learn the craft of boatbuilding.
And the results are more than impressive, with the team building four new boats in just 25 days – a ‘huge success’ in the words of Ballyleague-Lanesborough Area Mens Shed chairman Joe Cribbin
He hailed the scheme as preserving traditional arts and crafts for a new generation.”
Here’s the link to the program:
Suffer through the requisite ads at the beginning, then go ahead to about the 16-minute mark.
John’s latest and most favorite of the week:
Among other accomplishments, our blogger builds the International 12-foot Dinghy.
Read ‘em and weep.
What do you think?
Oh my god… I just looked and noticed that I’ve been writing this column since March 2009. It almost seems like yesterday….