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Event Series Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception.  Learn boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending, although no experience, boatbuilding or otherwise, is required. Each participant builds three nesting oval boxes made from cherry and cedar.  All materials are included in the class fee. This class will be offered twice in 2019: August 14 and 15, 5-8 pm, and December 4 and 5, 5-8 pm.

Boatshop Workshop: Fireside Stool Class

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

The fireside stool is held together with glue and wedges and is a great beginning woodworking project. It's extremely versatile for adults, children, and pets alike.  You'll find yourself using it all over the house and your friends will marvel at its artistic beauty.  No woodworking experience is necessary--over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students.  Includes all materials. This class meets November 6 and 7, 2019 from 5-8 pm.

Event Series Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception.  Learn boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending, although no experience, boatbuilding or otherwise, is required. Each participant builds three nesting oval boxes made from cherry and cedar.  All materials are included in the class fee. This class will be offered twice in 2019: August 14 and 15, 5-8 pm, and December 4 and 5, 5-8 pm.

Boatshop Workshop: Toboggan-Building Class

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Bring your friends for our first ever toboggan-building class!  Groups of up to five will build an 8-foot toboggan over two evenings.  Boatbuilding techniques employed in the class include steam bending, riveting and ropework.  The class runs January 22-23 to give participants time to sand and varnish before the US National Toboggan Championships in Camden February 7-9. Be sure to sign up quickly, there are only six spots available!  Class runs for two evenings, January 22 and 23, 2020 from 5-8 pm in the museum's Boatshop.

Boatshop Workshop: Building an Adirondack Chair

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

Boatshop Workshop: Glued Lapstrake Kayak Building

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

Toboggan Building Class

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

This winter, join us in the Boatshop to build your own classic wooden toboggan! This class is open to groups of up to three people to allow plenty of open space for all; only three spots are available. Groups will build an 8-foot toboggan over two evenings using boatbulding techniques like steam-bending, riveting and ropework. No experience is required. Class runs for two Wednesday evenings, February 24 and March 3, from 5-8 pm in the museum's Boatshop.

Building an Adirondack Chair

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join us in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard at the museum for our second-annual outdoor Adirondack chair class!  Build your own beautiful Adirondack chair using the same cedar that the Boatshop uses to plank boats. Bring a lunch and spend the day building, then end the day kicking back in your new chair enjoying the breeze off the Kennebec. No woodworking experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and a love of comfortable chairs. All materials are included.

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

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 to build this beautiful and functional work of art--more than 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students. This class is held over two evenings in the Boatshop, October 13 & 14, 5-8 pm.

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

A perennial favorite of first-time woodworkers! Over two evenings in the Boatshop (December 1 & 2 from 5-8 pm), you'll build a set of three elegant nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this popular class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking. Boxes are made from cherry and cedar, and all materials are provided.

Boatshop Workshop: Building an Adirondack Chair

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join us in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard at the museum for our third-annual outdoor Adirondack chair class! Learn to build your own Adirondack chair using the same cedar that the Boatshop uses to plank boats. Bring a lunch or grab a bite at the Sail Shed 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. Cost: members $225, nonmember $245

Boatshop Workshop: Oar Making (Three Sessions)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Spend time in our Boatshop and learn how to make a set of oars out of coastal Maine spruce. We teach a simple yet elegant design that is functional and worthy of display. No experience is necessary as we will walk you through the steps and tools required to complete this project. You will use traditional hand tools including spokeshaves and draw knives and finish the oars with traditional leatherwork. The fun doesn't stop at the end of this class because you’ll get to take home a set of oars that you can use for years to come! Cost: Members $320; nonmembers $340 Three Sessions: Tuesdays 5 - 8 pm October 11, 18 & 25

Event Series Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two evenings 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. October 12 & 13, 5-8 pm December 7-8, 5-8pm Cost: $120 nonmembers, $100 members

Boatshop Workshop: Oar Making (Three Sessions)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Spend time in our Boatshop and learn how to make a set of oars out of coastal Maine spruce. We teach a simple yet elegant design that is functional and worthy of display. No experience is necessary as we will walk you through the steps and tools required to complete this project. You will use traditional hand tools including spokeshaves and draw knives and finish the oars with traditional leatherwork. The fun doesn't stop at the end of this class because you’ll get to take home a set of oars that you can use for years to come! Cost: Members $320; nonmembers $340 Three Sessions: Tuesdays 5 - 8 pm October 11, 18 & 25

Boatshop Workshop: Oar Making (Three Sessions)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Spend time in our Boatshop and learn how to make a set of oars out of coastal Maine spruce. We teach a simple yet elegant design that is functional and worthy of display. No experience is necessary as we will walk you through the steps and tools required to complete this project. You will use traditional hand tools including spokeshaves and draw knives and finish the oars with traditional leatherwork. The fun doesn't stop at the end of this class because you’ll get to take home a set of oars that you can use for years to come! Cost: Members $320; nonmembers $340 Three Sessions: Tuesdays 5 - 8 pm October 11, 18 & 25

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

This solid three-legged pine stool has no fasteners and is held together only with tight joinery (and a lick of wood glue). 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 to build this beautiful and functional work of art -- over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students. November 9 & 10, 5-8pm Cost: members $93; nonmembers $113

(SOLD OUT) Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two evenings 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. October 12 & 13, 5-8 pm December 7 & 8, 5-8pm Cost: $100 members, $120 nonmembers

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool (Nov 1 & 2)

Boatshop 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME, United States

Our three-legged fireside stool is simple, yet elegant, completed over two evenings. It’s a great introduction to woodworking—in fact, it is the first project every student undertakes in our Discovery Boatbuilding program.  Comprised of three octagonal legs that are fastened with wedged, kerfed through-tenons, this stool is a great introduction to boatbuilding techniques on a smaller scale. It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or a plant stand. No woodworking (or boatbuilding) experience necessary!

Boatshop Workshop: Building a Fireside Stool (Nov 1 & 2)

Boatshop 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME, United States

Our three-legged fireside stool is simple, yet elegant, completed over two evenings. It’s a great introduction to woodworking—in fact, it is the first project every student undertakes in our Discovery Boatbuilding program.  Comprised of three octagonal legs that are fastened with wedged, kerfed through-tenons, this stool is a great introduction to boatbuilding techniques on a smaller scale. It is perfect for sitting by the fire, working in the home shop, or a plant stand. No woodworking (or boatbuilding) experience necessary!

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making (Dec 6 & 7)

Boatshop 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are renowned for their traditional and simple furniture design and practical inventions. We build nesting Shaker boxes in the Boatshop because they are beautiful, handy, and employ small boatbuilding techniques like steam bending and clinch nailing. Two evenings are all it takes to build three boxes from cherry and cedar. Students have built over 500 boxes over the past 15 years in this accessible, yet challenging, class. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making (Dec 6 & 7)

Boatshop 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME, United States

The Shakers are renowned for their traditional and simple furniture design and practical inventions. We build nesting Shaker boxes in the Boatshop because they are beautiful, handy, and employ small boatbuilding techniques like steam bending and clinch nailing. Two evenings are all it takes to build three boxes from cherry and cedar. Students have built over 500 boxes over the past 15 years in this accessible, yet challenging, class. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

Boatshop Workshop: Adirondack Chair

Boatshop 243 Washington Street, Bath, ME, United States

Our historic shipyard on the banks of the Kennebec River serves as a delightful backdrop for a one-day class! The iconic Adirondack chair, built from lightweight and durable cedar, comes together quickly and easily under the supervision of Boatshop staff. Hundreds of these chairs have
been built at the museum by all ages and skill levels—no experience is necessary and all tools, jigs, and materials are provided! Bring a lunch or grab a bite from the Sail Shed. Don’t miss this popular summer workshop!

Maine Maritime Museum