The American Heritage Classic is an award-winning guide to building and decorating a boat, including its construction and upkeep.
The book features dozens of examples of vintage boats, including vintage boatbuilders, boat builders and enthusiasts.
It also contains practical building tips, like how to find a good builder and a good boat builder.
“It’s a must-have book for any boat enthusiast,” said David Schlosser, author of the new book, The American Craft.
The American Classic is a new collection of handcrafted boatbuilding materials.
It includes reclaimed building materials and building materials from the past, as well as modern boats.
Schlossers is a member of the Craftsmen’s Association, which sponsors the book.
“I am honored to be working with David and the CraftSavers,” said American Craft founder Tom Riddle.
“This is a book that has been very helpful to me in my quest to build a boat.
It has helped me make the choice of which materials to use for building and it has been an invaluable resource.”
The American Vintage Collection has over 1,000 examples, including nearly 1,500 examples from antique boats and vintage boats that were salvaged from boats in their early years.
“The American Vintage collection is the only one of its kind in the United States and we have been thrilled to work with American Craft to bring this book to life,” said Jim Bock, founder of American Craft and an architect and builder.
The collection includes boat builder’s guides, as featured in the book, which includes the building techniques of several boatbuilders including Paul Smith and Robert M. Smith, the two founding fathers of the American Craft craftsmanship.
The books content includes: the history of boat building, how to start and build a craft, how much materials are needed, and the materials and methods that work best.
The craftsmanship of a boat can be a key factor in determining whether it will last and whether it meets its purpose, Schlosses said.
The original design of the boat will be included, as will the details of the craftsmanship, he said.
Schlosinger also noted that the books are full of practical tips and construction information, like whether to choose a boat that is sturdy or sturdy-but-not-too-stiff, or a boat to use in a storm.
Scholsers collection of craftsmanship and building tips is available at the craftshop at 860 Fifth Ave.
Contact David Schlosingers at [email protected]