Philias Guimond built his own wooden boat for fishing lobster.

Back in those days, there was no electricity in Escuminac. Philias engineered and built many of his own tools and equipment such as a band saw that ran off a
6-cylinder Chevy engine.

All shaping was done by axe, draw knife, and hand plane while holes were bored by brace and bit with steel augers. He softened the ribs in a wood fired steam box.