Cutting the Stern Post - and some BIG plans! (Rebuilding Tally Ho EP42)

Rebuilding a historic sailing yacht - Cutting the Stern Post - and some BIG plans! Support; Become a Patron;
This episode, while the team keeps on building new frames, I make the templates for the Stern part of the Centerline, from the lofting floor. The ShipSaw gets some love and affection, and the framing of the centre-section of the boat is completed! Kirt and I talk about his really exciting idea about speeding up the next phase of the project, and despite a snowstorm, I make the first few cuts on the Sternpost timber with the Chainsaw Jig.
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42. Cutting the Stern Post - and some BIG plans! (Tally Ho EP42)


  1. Colin Riley

    Colin Riley

    Hora atrás

    I'm a joiner in Australia and this is the first video I have seen on this project. Really enjoyed seeing how these parts are made. If only I could join you I would love to work on this and learn more.

  2. Chris Evans

    Chris Evans

    13 horas atrás

    These are a perfect motivation boost to get my boat on the water, only a small gp14 I had as a small winter project. Almost there!

  3. Shadrack Zulu

    Shadrack Zulu

    17 horas atrás

    Thanks to you and the entire team for sharing this project with us.

  4. Philip Abbott

    Philip Abbott

    Dia atrás

    Amazing journey...I use to drive truck up through that area and Port Angeles... Beautiful of success in the journey!!

  5. Elli P

    Elli P

    Dia atrás

    The request for extra volunteers at 15:00 - um... yes. Right. I volunteer. Ex-carpenter, joiner, cabinet and musical instrument maker. As I'm in the north of England, though, it might take me a while to get to you. I've got no cash for travel, so I'm going to swim the North Atlantic (it's only about 3,500 miles), then come the rest of the way on foot. I've slathered on plenty of goose grease for the swim, and have a flask of nice hot tea and a packet of Hobnobs in my backpack to keep me going through the storms. Once I arrive on the east coast of the States I've got some lovely 5" high-heels for the overland journey (about 2,800 miles). No problem. I'll top up my flask in Boston. I understand that Americans like to make their tea by throwing it into the Harbour. Must make it taste jolly salty, but there's no accounting for taste. Whatever. With a fresh flask of tea, I'll run all the way to Sequim. Shouldn't take too long. "Smoke me a kipper, Leo - I'll be there in time for breakfast." :-)

  6. blakerwalk


    2 dias atrás

    Great video as always!

  7. 123 123

    123 123

    2 dias atrás

    I want to see then get it to the water , so you better work faster .

  8. gregory h

    gregory h

    2 dias atrás

    Hello Leo: Hope you don't get mad but I reaching out to some Guitar Makers that they may be buying some of your Scrap wood for the Guitar Making. Purple Heart and more. I know you have a lot of money in your Sailboat building and thought they could buy your wood that you don't use plus they may be a Patron ... also I would like to buy some to make the Guitar Body, Fret board. Just like to help you out. Take care and may GOD watch over you. bye

  9. Area85 Restorations

    Area85 Restorations

    2 dias atrás

    So is the new upload schedule every 2 weeks?

  10. nick armstrong

    nick armstrong

    2 dias atrás

    13:51 Ali G in da house!

  11. Steve Ovlogs

    Steve Ovlogs

    3 dias atrás

    Near 100k subs

  12. Besh Kodiak

    Besh Kodiak

    3 dias atrás

    Amazing work. I have a 120 year old German coastal freighter made of teak and iron that i am having an adventure with on Puget Sound.

  13. Jay Byington

    Jay Byington

    3 dias atrás

    I’m hearing about a lot of people looking for live oak edge pieces to make river tables. You might be able to sell some of your scrap to help fund your project.

  14. Shpetim Berisha

    Shpetim Berisha

    4 dias atrás

    Great videos, and great project. 2 days of binging on all of the videos thus far. Keep it up and good luck. Came about your channel through acorn to arabella.

  15. Steven Warner

    Steven Warner

    4 dias atrás

    HEY HEY HEY !!! Leo!!! YOU HAVE MADE IT TO THE VERY BIG TIME !!! I just knew you'd be there. JUST KNEW IT! CONGRATULATIONS! The OH SO COOL ARTICLE in my most FAVORITE MAGAZINE!!! WOW!! You ROCK!!! There you are in WOODEN BOAT !!! Huge!!! ALL GOOD!!! JUST WOW !!!

  16. Nicole K

    Nicole K

    5 dias atrás

    You can tell Nicola from me regarding his risotto: Hai barato! Non vedo la pentola di brodo sul fornello.

  17. Sciolist


    6 dias atrás

    Exactly 900 more subscribers needed (when I wrote this)

  18. Thomas Mcluckie

    Thomas Mcluckie

    6 dias atrás


  19. Alan maitland

    Alan maitland

    6 dias atrás

    come on leo getting withdrawals here more videos please,been watching since day one,love it

  20. Paul Steindorf

    Paul Steindorf

    6 dias atrás

    Don’t know how you distinguish all the lines on the lofting floor. Seems like it would be easy to pick the wrong one. Disappointing to find flaws in the expensive Purple Heart. Helpers must be very competent and/or you are feeling comfortable relinquishing control on the frames. Good luck on the “barn raising”.

  21. gregory h

    gregory h

    6 dias atrás

    Leo: Hi again and can you give me address so I can Buy some of your Purple Heart Wood to make My Electric Guitar Body and some to make a Fret Board? I just may want small pieces for the Body for Color. thanks and God Speed

  22. William's Dad

    William's Dad

    7 dias atrás

    I'm really proud of the work you are doing. I graduated from the boat school with your host. I miss everything about the work, friends and area. Watching what you have going on in your videos brings back awesome memories. Six months ago I smashed the end of my index finger 70% off also. If you need some direction on getting the nail to grow back in "correctly" contact me. I have had to grow back three or four different nails previously. It takes time, but it can happen. Cheers!

    • Sampson Boat Co

      Sampson Boat Co

      6 dias atrás

      Hi, thanks for the note! I'd certainly be interested in hearing your advice on nail growth! Cheers

  23. Auarhau


    7 dias atrás

    Kirt seems like a very valuable guy to have around! Keep it up guys, this is awesome!

  24. Nick, Helen York

    Nick, Helen York

    7 dias atrás

    For those who enjoy this channel as much as I do, here is a link to a lovely old series I found recently on craftsmen working in Ireland, entitled Hands, including a detailed documentary on a boatbuilder and an equally good one on a family of cabinet makers. Hope you all enjoy it, including Leo!

  25. E Schule

    E Schule

    7 dias atrás

    gee, all you had to do is cut it in half and use flex tape.

  26. Matt Vliet

    Matt Vliet

    7 dias atrás

    I can not wait for the day the framework and hull is complete. Rebuilding the upper deck is going to be such an emotional ride for the viewers and the crew.

  27. kgkeys


    7 dias atrás

    Leo, I'm curious what kind of engine Tally Ho Originally had. What type of engine do you plan to use in your restoration?

    • kgkeys


      6 dias atrás

      Thanks, +Frederick Stibbert!

    • Frederick Stibbert

      Frederick Stibbert

      6 dias atrás

      As built, she had a 10-hp 3-cyl paraffin (kerosene) motor, & had to carry an auxiliary petrol (gasoline) tank. These engines had to run on gasoline until they got hot enough for the carburetor to vaporize the kerosene! Seems pert' strange to me, but that was the practice in 1910. Kerosene would've also fueled the cabin heater, lamps, galley stove & navigation lights.

  28. Caroline Paquier

    Caroline Paquier

    7 dias atrás

    Really dumb question but given how tightly all these pieces fit is there any concern about swelling once they are in the water for an extended period. It seems obvious wood will swell but how do you account for it in fitting everything to prevent warping?

  29. garandhero


    8 dias atrás

    gee that chainsaw jig looks a bit hazardous ahaha... hold on to your fingers

  30. Alpiin


    8 dias atrás

    Hats off to Leo, single handedly shouldering a project like this takes no less grit or vision than running Amazon or Apple.

  31. GruntmanG


    8 dias atrás

    Have been worried awhile and waiting some management support for you. An easy way to burn out physically for something you love, and risk loosing it all (relationships, health and motrovation), is to think you can and must do it all and work 16 hrs a day. Im so glad you got a manager !!

  32. TheSailingChannel.TV


    8 dias atrás

    Really like the barn raising idea. We're promoting your videos on our BR-channel channel and our social media.

  33. velascobruce


    8 dias atrás

    Great work!!! You are on the threshold of 100,000 subscribers, congrats!!!

  34. John Benoit

    John Benoit

    8 dias atrás

    I just want to say to the 31 dislikes. you could fathom what it take to do what this young man is accomplishing and he’s making videos while he’s accomplishing the impossible for almost anybody. Great job Leo I wish I had the time to help. Don’t stop believing in your dreams. I’m living mine and it wasn’t easy but hard work pays off and drive you have both

  35. Chris k

    Chris k

    8 dias atrás

    love the videos as always the music at the chainsaw jig to the end was very napoleon dynamite-esque

  36. Nellie Rutten

    Nellie Rutten

    9 dias atrás

    Maybe look for a volunteer video editor, seems you should be building the boat and have someone else edit the videos?

  37. rockgardenlove


    9 dias atrás

    Hey Leo and Kirt, Leo mentioned that Kirt comes from a different background and I'm curious what that is exactly! I'm imagining that it's some unrelated discipline that has a strong "project management" component (though happy to be wrong : ) ) and am interested as to what that might be! Great series!

    • Ted Tedster

      Ted Tedster

      3 dias atrás


  38. andyspeaking


    9 dias atrás

    Cut the front of your hair.

  39. Current Batches

    Current Batches

    9 dias atrás

    With nothing other than wishing you the best, this will be interesting to watch. There are but few ways to organize groups to accomplish a goal, and those organized to meet the goal established by the originator usually require other than volunteer assistance. Good luck, all the best.

  40. notatechie


    9 dias atrás

    Dang winter. We need more warming.

  41. Zach Garling

    Zach Garling

    9 dias atrás

    How about a volunteer camera crew so we can get more consistent uploads?! Thanks for the video!

  42. Prof. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECS

    Prof. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECS

    9 dias atrás

    Leo, I am always amazed and impressed by the proficiency of your work! Thanks for letting us into your work of art! ;-)

  43. Guy Mbunga

    Guy Mbunga

    9 dias atrás

    Hi. Leo am guy m. From Ireland 🇮🇪 am been following you up on the building of tally ho from the beginning . I believe you are looking for volunteers for build I do have so much time on me right now am Andy guy myself will love to help

  44. Western Flyer Foundation Channel

    Western Flyer Foundation Channel

    9 dias atrás

    Nice work Leo! I'll try and get over for a visit after this snow melts. Awesome timbers did they come from Edensaw? Cheers!

  45. lancedaniels


    9 dias atrás

    Thank you for posting. “Barn raising” frame fabrication sounds great. Good luck and best wishes to you and ship building helpers.

  46. Mark M.

    Mark M.

    9 dias atrás

    Loved the "Purple Rain" medley while cutting that beautiful purple wood. Brilliant.

  47. Thomas Russell

    Thomas Russell

    9 dias atrás

    LEO, For the checked/cracked Purple-Heart timber, would a 2 inch deep (now that you have drilled it that deep) Live-oak butterfly help (or hurt) the strength of that timber member? Just an idea since you have so much cut-offs laying around and the Live-oak is a pretty dang strong wood. I would chose this option over epoxy filling it any day. Please let me know what you think. Or even a set of butterflies, that wedge against each other, going all of the way through and pinned/draw-bored through the timber in the perpendicular direction? I think the first idea, set in with epoxy, would take less out of the main timber and therefore lose less strength.

  48. Michael Howard

    Michael Howard

    9 dias atrás

    Hang in there Leo! For fundraising you might consider crafting some things from the old wood and auctioning them off. Made from the original wood of Tally Ho!

  49. Devin Harp

    Devin Harp

    9 dias atrás

    Absolutely Amazing progress... Congratulations to you and everyone so far that has helped. Major respect to you! (From Oklahoma, USA)

  50. RealityIsTheNow


    9 dias atrás

    Enjoy the snow, Leo. We're having real fun in Seattle lol. :D

  51. Jeff Cole

    Jeff Cole

    9 dias atrás

    You've got amazing neighbors and friends who help and donate equipment to one fantastic build. Love watching the skill you guys show and it's going to be a treat when seeing the final built Tally Ho. The snow is making my son jealous by the way as he loves snow and we don't get much if any where we live.

  52. mike A

    mike A

    9 dias atrás

    did you take the tent down for the snow? Hear in Renton WA we got 8" of snow so fare Sunday 2/ 10/2019

  53. Dan Sturgill

    Dan Sturgill

    9 dias atrás

    Awesome work

  54. Fon Hollohan

    Fon Hollohan

    9 dias atrás

    Jigs are the only way to go, I use to make quite a bit of them in the day with metal fabrication. nice idea for cutting the stem post up. saves on your joints as well. Makes things so much easier and sometimes safer and saves time in the long run, once you get use to her. looking forward to watching how your future plans all transpire leo. should be fine. i think its a great idea.

  55. John Hackney

    John Hackney

    9 dias atrás

    I spent 35 years in a factory that could produce one pick up truck every 60 seconds, so yes, a good production team will work wonderfully.



    9 dias atrás

    There’s more to the risotto guy story. Nico didn’t workout? Lol Leo, spill the tea man. I feel like there was some serious drama w/Nico that you had to deal with.

  57. Henry Morgan

    Henry Morgan

    9 dias atrás

    Management 101. Organize!! Good job guys! Sorry I do not have time to help, but will be there in spirit.

  58. Richard Thomas

    Richard Thomas

    9 dias atrás

    If some one wants to take their money and restore a boat that’s fine and well but the idea of unpaid volunteers working for free on a boat that will be sold some day for a huge profit I’m not for it. Reminds me of the neghbor that invites you over for beer and. BBQ to build his fence so he doesn’t have to pay 5 K. As long he keeps a log on donations , and man hours and pays people back when it’s sold I’ll be on his side. I’ve Just seen to many people in the skill trades give away their work. Teachers do t do it, Accountants don’t do it , insurance agents don’t do it not many people will give their skills away like skill trades do.

    • Sampson Boat Co

      Sampson Boat Co

      9 dias atrás

      I worked unpaid for years when I was training to be a boatbuilder, and it was one of the best things I ever did - and I didn't get food or a bed, either! If people want to be involved and enjoy learning and being here, it's a win-win, so why not? Anyway, I'm not planning to sell the boat, and if I ever do, it won't be a profit if I take into account my time and the materials!

  59. Pandiyan P

    Pandiyan P

    9 dias atrás


  60. Collin Thibodeaux

    Collin Thibodeaux

    9 dias atrás

    We got nothing more than snow flurries in my part of Portland. If you got anything like Seattle did, then I hope you have a strong enough roof on the boat shed!

  61. Mark Bernier

    Mark Bernier

    9 dias atrás

    Where can I get one of those jigs?

    • Sampson Boat Co

      Sampson Boat Co

      9 dias atrás

  62. Sonoma Wine Tour Drivers

    Sonoma Wine Tour Drivers

    9 dias atrás

    I build model ships from scratch any style and scale ....

  63. res1492


    9 dias atrás

    Take the wood back, you told them at the lumber yard what you needed, its clearly not fit for propose...I'm not saying go back in yelling and pointing fingers, I'm sure they weren't even aware of it (well I hope they weren't) but you have to bring it up with them. It's not like its a $5 scrap of wood either...I'm sure I remember you mentioning $11k for the last shipment

  64. Chad Carter

    Chad Carter

    9 dias atrás

    Good stuff 👍👍

  65. Bob Washere

    Bob Washere

    9 dias atrás

    7:00 were the axial bearing surfaces of the saw stop greased with a petroleum based oil? Is saw dust a concern?

  66. Uncle Muir

    Uncle Muir

    9 dias atrás

    I would like to come up and help out but I am afraid I would be about as much help as Pancho. I do make a great cup of tea, can Pancho do that? Looks like the ship saw could have used a good service a while ago. Tally Ho is looking good. Fascinating to watch old school methods used in a just build it I don't care about quality era. I was thinking maybe that imperfection in the wood could be chiseled out and epoxied back together. That might be defeating your mindset though. Great work Leo kudos to you and your crew.

  67. Steve Forslund

    Steve Forslund

    9 dias atrás

    It was hard to watch you cutting with a chainsaw with a reconditioned saw in the background

  68. Christopher Famularo

    Christopher Famularo

    9 dias atrás

    I truly like what you are doing. I have tried to contribute by buying the coin for sampson boat. can someone try and tell me how to purchase. thank you,

  69. Maple Lad

    Maple Lad

    9 dias atrás

    Leo your project and video-log are fascinating. Thanks.

  70. John Austin

    John Austin

    9 dias atrás

    what do you think of the snow on the 9th ?

  71. jim von mann

    jim von mann

    9 dias atrás

    Hello Leo. I am a cabinet maker from Los Angeles now residing in Michigan. I hope to not show my ignorance but my god that is an impressive lot of Purple Heart. Seeing as it goes for upwards of $20 BF in LA you must have $30,000 - $40,000 worth of material. I know it is a tropical resource and as such somewhat controversialn in it use. Why did you use PH and why not try something like White Oak? Cheers.

  72. NSResponder


    9 dias atrás

    19:40 I've seen some examples of similar devices used in timber framing, and it's impressive just how precise a chainsaw can be with the right attachments.

  73. NBR 101

    NBR 101

    9 dias atrás

    Awesome choice of the background music, great ambient you created there, Leo. Keep up the good work



    9 dias atrás

    HOW MUCH is this restoration expected to cost..........?

  75. Richard Rider

    Richard Rider

    9 dias atrás

    Wow, I'm probably like so many others, to old, or to plugged in to this old life(old restored farm in Normandy with animals,) to hop on a plane and come help, but if things were different I'd be there in a New York Minute...cheers...rr Normandy, Fra

  76. Krm Rhb

    Krm Rhb

    9 dias atrás

    May I suggest that you ask for volunteers to edit your videos? You don’t just need woodworkers to move the project along.

  77. Andrew Stoll

    Andrew Stoll

    9 dias atrás

    With having 98K followers I hope you can find 5 or 6 that can help out in March.

  78. Alfred Richter

    Alfred Richter

    9 dias atrás

    To bad that you are in the US. I would have time, but coming to the US from Germany is just to expensive.

  79. Gordon Shotwell

    Gordon Shotwell

    9 dias atrás

    You should think of wearing chainsaw chaps when you make those cuts. It would be pretty easy for a knee to sneak under the beam that you're sawing, especially when pulling the saw.

  80. jp


    9 dias atrás

    It's almost impossible to get any sort of hardwood in the UK now, most of the stuff available isn't fit for paper pulp. I was trying to find a straight bit of pine in my local W..... and one of the staff asked if he could help. I told him W.... used to make propellers during the war - and looking at this lot they still do. I must be fair, he did offer to help and I did find what I needed - and took it to my car. Perhaps when this is all over you could make a full documentary of this epic restoration, it would be more entertaining then anything Iv'e seen on the BBC for years.

  81. Ken Rutherford

    Ken Rutherford

    9 dias atrás

    Another excellent video, 🇬🇧

  82. muja28


    10 dias atrás

    keep up the great work .and stay warm

  83. Jason Walter

    Jason Walter

    10 dias atrás

    I really wish I could come help out.Three months ago I got the job as head engineer for a large charter fleet in Baja Sur. We now have a 96 foot Motor Yacht built by McQueen shipyard in Vancoover in 1981. All wood. Your videos have really helped me understand how my boat is constructed and what it takes to keep this old girl healthy and happy. If at some point while taking care of a 5 boat fleet, things slow down I would very much like to come up and help with your project. Please lets stay in touch. Stay on target, never give up on your dream no matter how much crap people are giving you. A dreamers life is not easy. Respectfully ,Captain Wally

  84. Adam Ruchotzke

    Adam Ruchotzke

    10 dias atrás

    Brilliant video as always. Looking forward to the next one. 👍👍👍👍

  85. SuperGliderman


    10 dias atrás

    Again a great video Leo and the idea of getting more people is great because after following you from the first video it did look like you were going to struggle trying to manage everything yourself.Its obvious you are a total work machine but Tally Ho is a massive project and really hope you get lots of offers to help you,wish I wasn't 65 with a kaput spine would have been out there on the next plane because to be a part of Tally Ho build would be an experience for anyone and those have that have helped you when she is all built they can look and say Yes I was part off that build.

  86. Sam Oneill

    Sam Oneill

    10 dias atrás

    That chainsaw jig is a ripper!!

  87. Rupert Hartop

    Rupert Hartop

    10 dias atrás

    Great work Leo. Those lights are awesome. Cheers

  88. matthew de silva

    matthew de silva

    10 dias atrás

    Congratulations on getting to this point in the rebuild love watching you guys work.mabe some day I can afford to come over and help.hope you get the guys you need to mass produce the other third of the rebuild.

  89. newyorksong


    10 dias atrás

    Captain Kurt is gonna "Make it So" for Leo!

  90. Willy Mans

    Willy Mans

    10 dias atrás

    bla bla bla brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  91. Peter Gillam

    Peter Gillam

    10 dias atrás

    You've got a great team of volunteers there Leo!

  92. Willy Mans

    Willy Mans

    10 dias atrás

    er wodt te veel gesproken jammer jammer

  93. Dinamo


    10 dias atrás


  94. onno de haas

    onno de haas

    10 dias atrás

    Am I the only one who is confused by a “Finn “ being on site? The likeliness between Leo an Niel Finn is all ways present !

  95. Aaron Blair

    Aaron Blair

    10 dias atrás

    ohh man, i forgot that you were in up near Port Angeles.....i really hope that your roof survived he 24 inches of snow you got up there. im only 40 miles from you, i may throw my name in the volunteer hat..

  96. Brian Hinton

    Brian Hinton

    10 dias atrás

    Great Leo see you are on track, not bothered about replies myself your videos more than make up for that they are really enjoyable ( Take Care Now and hope your finger is still on the mend also !!!

  97. Hi There

    Hi There

    10 dias atrás

    Great video as always. Pity there's no trade school training apprentices in the vicinity. It would be a great project for younger lads to learn from.

  98. Fredwitrave


    10 dias atrás

    "See you then..." FUNNY (Nice job on the saw guys!)

  99. ot0m0t0


    10 dias atrás

    I bet you can sell even very small offcuts of purple hearth. They make pens out of it.Also: the circuit board on the Commodore computer had a "hole" in the design because they were drawing the plans on the wall and had to go around a lightswitch. Just like your hole in the template :)

  100. user990077


    10 dias atrás

    You could cut up the Purple Heart drops into sizes people need and sell some of it. Also give some of the pieces to the barn raising crew later as a sort of reward they could use on their own small wood working projects later.

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