Devoted Carpenter Spent His Whole Life Crafting Wooden Boats

Watching carpenter Andy Stewart wield chisels and mallets and planks in the service of boats will make you ache with sadness for the lost craft. But then you hear Stewart talk, and you realise that he’s not some sap that history left behind — he’s a genius.

Stewart learned boat-building because that was his family’s trade. He’s an expert, and his work is beautiful. But you gotta hear this guy. For the entirety of this short documentary, Stewart drops deep thoughts like they’re wood scraps. This dude spits straight philosophy that you can’t argue with. Beat on, my man, beat on.