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After spending years designing and building furniture in his spare time, Tom spent two years training in wooden boat restoration and repair at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS). He has been building and restoring wooden boats full time since 2007.

Tom has offered a number of classes through IYRS's continuing education program. His classes focus on developing skills through extensive hands-on experience. Students always go home with something tangible, be it a tool box that they've built or a roll of newly sharpened tools.

Tom was previously on the editorial board of Restoration Quarterly, and he now writes two boat building blogs. The first follows the progress of restoration of the 1841 whaling ship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport Muesum. The second documents the restoration of the 1886 luxury schooner, Coronet in Newport RI. He started and wrote the blog following the progress of students at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) for three years.

Tom currently offers individual instruction in tool use, sharpening, and wooden boat construction and repair. If you have a boat or woodworking project that has stalled and you need to get moving again, he offers personal coaching for woodworkers. He will help you to develop a step-by-step plan to complete your project, as well as work with you to develop the skills and confidence you may need to get through a difficult phase of construction.

Contact Tom for more information.