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The Trumbly Show

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This book is a narrative account of the 19 months I spent in the Boat Building Program at L. H. Bates Vocational-Technical Institute in Tacoma, Washington, from 1977 to 1979, and of my work in boatyards during that period. The instructor was Joe Trumbly, who had taught the course for 22 years when I arrived and was in his last two years before retirement. At the time, he ...more
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published October 27th 2013 by Matthew Dick
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Jess Lantz
Feb 16, 2016 Jess Lantz rated it it was amazing
You rekindled so many memories!

I was a student of Joe's from 1972-1974, and the author brought back so many memories of Joe Trumbly and my time as a student. My project was Joe's 12ft rowboat plan.
Funny thing, though I love boats, I don't like going out on them.
I ended up working for Boeing ( as my dad said "I went on to build flying boats")

Thank you for writing this.

Ps. My dad, Rusty Lantz, was a good friend of Joe's and fellow instructor at the voc school taught Diesel and heavy equipment.
Leo W.
May 17, 2014 Leo W. rated it it was amazing
A thoroughly delightful memoir of two years spent learning the art and practice of wooden boat-building under the tutelage of Trumbly, who was apparently a master. The story blends seamlessly the details of boat-building with the lives of Trumbly's students in a fashion that is never forced, always engaging and often a hoot. While Trumbly emerges from this piece as the consummate craftsman and teacher, the author emerges as well as a wise and sympathetic voice and one whom I'm left hoping I will ...more
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