A small boat is made by gluing then stitching pieces of wood together.
"Yes, they actually sew boats together nowadays. To begin with strips of thin wood are planed and pieced together." M/S of man feeding a plank of wood through a machine with rollers. C/U of man cutting through a flat piece of wood. The strips of wood are stuck together, then weights are placed on top of them.
"- and glued and sand-papered." M/S of four women standing at a bench working with the pieces of wood. The women all wear caps to keep their hair out of the way and overalls. M/S of a woman working on a machine smoothing out the wood. The machine moves too and fro. "Remember Sister Susie sewing shirts? Well, now she's busy sewing boats - " L/S of a large piece of wood passing through an electric sewing machine device. C/U of the sewing tool.
"Just a flat bottom put on the sewn hull...and our canoe goes afloat." M/S of three men working on the hull of the boat. L/S of the boat on the water being punted along. M/S of men walking along a wooden jetty with the boat.
Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 621.