Why Men Build Boats

Andy Stewart is like a less cartoonish Ron Swanson. Every now and again, we entertain the idea of hanging up our bespoke suits for good, and moving to the country to build hand-crafted wood boats.

Brought to us by director Kat Gardiner, the short film Shaped on All Six Sides is all about Stewart’s dedication to handcrafting wooden boats. In an era where of high-tech manufacturing and idiot-proof engineering, Stewart’s craft represents something artisanal, something patient, and something thoughtful. Especially resonant, though, is the fact that there’s no such thing as “good enough”, and Stewart’s work will either succeed or fail.

“The sea is the final arbiter of your own work.”

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