Bjarne was built in a north Seattle garage. “The boat” provided a safe, creative and nearby distraction to the challenges of work and raising children. Many people helped out over the years with advice and muscle for turnover parties. A professional fine furniture neighbor provided moral and technical support, in addition to some machining of difficult parts. Family provided encouragement and the legacy of boat building. Most of the work was completed alone, while listening to NPR and KEXP.