Thursday, September 7, 2017

Essential Skills for the beginner boatbuilder course coming up, 23 and 24 September

A reminder, this year, rather than run my boatbuilding skills course in my own overfull workshop, I've been given the run of the New Zealand Traditional Boatbuilding School workshop in Te Atatu north, west Auckland.  Its a nice space, well equipped, dedicated to boatbuilding in wood and I'm very much looking forward to running the course there.
Previous courses have been real fun, and the graduates have gone away with a whole lot of new skills, shortcuts, tricks and, very sharp tools.

Heres the link,

Here's what we'll be covering.

Essential Skills for the Beginner 
Essential skills for the beginner boat builder By John Welsford

This is a two day course and will cover a range of essential skills including:
  • Introduction to epoxy resin and glue systems
  • Gluing and Fibre glassing plywood
  • Sharpening common hand tools
  • Selection and use of power tools
  • Selection and setup of woodworking machinery
  • Reading plans and drawing components from scale drawings and much more...

Saturday 23rd September 10:00 am - 5:30pm
Sunday 24th September 09:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • A hand plane that you can practice setting up and sharpening A chisel for same
  • Closed toe footwear, old clothes and your lunch!

Cost $250 pp, includes morning and afternoon refreshments.

Please contact us if you are interested.


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