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Retired Navy Master Chief teaches students how to build rowboats
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Captain Joe Garbutt, the instructor for the Building the Basic 8 workshop. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
Joe Garbutt, a 79 year-old retired Navy Master Chief, taught a 9-day "Building the Basic 8" workshop at TTU's Appalachian Center for Craft, July 10-18. He has guided five students through the process of building a rowboat that he designed. Students started with plywood and wood pieces and completed a water-tight, functional row boat.