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August 2020

Boatshop Workshop: Building an Adirondack Chair

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Join us in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard at the museum for our first-ever outdoor Adirondack chair class!  Learn to build your own Adirondack chair using durable cedar. Bring a lunch and spend the day building, then end the day enjoying the breeze off the Kennebec while you kick back in your new chair. No woodworking experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and a love of comfortable chairs. All materials are included.

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Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two sessions in the Boatshop, you'll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking.  Boxes are made from cherry and cedar and all materials are provided. There are two workshops scheduled:  August 12 & 13, 2020 from 1-4 pm and December 9 & 10, 2020 from 5-8 pm.

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Boatshop Workshop: Glued Lapstrake Kayak Building

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Work for one week in the Boatshop to build your very own kayak! This class uses commercially-made stitch and glue kits by Chesapeake Light Craft; several styles are available. The workshop will be taught by kayak designer Eric Schade who designs boats for Chesapeake Light Craft and has taught boatbuilding classes throughout the country. Kits will be purchased separately; prices range from $700-$1500 per kit depending on the model. For more information about the class, and to discuss the models available, please email boatshop@maritimeme.org. Workshop runs Monday, August 24 through Saturday, August 29 from 8 am to 4 pm daily.

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October 2020

Boatshop Workshop: Fireside Stool Class

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - October 15 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$70.00 - $88.00

This solid three-legged pine stool has no fasteners and is held together only with tight joinery.  It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or as a perch for your cat. No woodworking experience is necessary–over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students.  Includes all materials. This class meets October 14 & 15, 2020 from 5-8 pm.

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December 2020

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - December 10 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$75.00 - $94.00

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two sessions in the Boatshop, you'll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking.  Boxes are made from cherry and cedar and all materials are provided. There are two workshops scheduled:  August 12 & 13, 2020 from 1-4 pm and December 9 & 10, 2020 from 5-8 pm.

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