Today we visited the workshop of Giannis, a master shipbuilder. His work is incredibly meticulous. I was amazed most by the fact that he does not conduct research to learn the designs of the ancient ships; he knows the dimensions and such from talking to people and mentally storing information.
Giannis' workshop was so full of wood and sawdust, it activated all the senses. Most notable to me was the sense of smell. The air was so saturated with sawdust that I had to step outside to catch my breath. Especially in the second room, the smell of walnut wood was potent.