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material. You can see the original version of Skene’s Rud‐ der chart and Keith’s Propeller chart taken from Miller’s original notebooks as two examples. His notebooks are jammed with formulas and references related to boats. Many of these are or were part of the Westlawn course material. It’s also not well know that for a brief period, Westlawn had some traditional, on‐site classes in Mot‐ ville, New Jersey. Miller was one of the primary instruc‐ tors.  

During the 1950s through early 1960s, Miller worked for the naval architec‐ ture firm of Thomas D. Bowes Associ‐ ates located in Philadelphia, PA. From there, Miller became an instructor teaching courses in boat design, draft‐ ing, and related math in the Ocean and Monmouth County, NJ, vocational school systems, in addition to doing marine consulting and boat surveys. During this time, Bob continued to work as an independent designer pub‐ lishing several designs.   

In 1972, Miller retired to enjoy sailing in Barnegat Bay, NJ and to devote himself to his lifelong passion of carv‐ ing. His carving media was mostly a 

wide variety of woods and exotic wood veneers, but h also carved in ivory, animal bone, and soapstone. His carvings numbered nearly 400 creations, including 4 chess sets and boards, 3 wall murals, 5 coats of arms, plaques, figure heads, birds, animals, flowers, people, figurines, scrimshaw, jewelry, Christmas tree ornamen and more. His final major carving was that of Leonardo Vinci’s “Last Supper.” His style was varied, and he ofte inlaid and integrated the color shadings and textures o different wood species to achieve interesting effects. also carved items in relief and intaglio. A number of hi

Miller’s 1941 Westlawn Diploma 

Keith’s Propeller Chart, Prepared by Bob Miller 

Skene’s Rudder Chart, Prepared by Bob Miller

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