BOAT BUILDING CLASS
LEARN HOW TO BUILD A WOODEN BOAT AT MANAYUNK TIMBER!
A unique chance to help make a classic, East coast work boat using traditional techniques.
This will be a lapstrake Banks Dory—a beautiful boat with a sweeping sheer that’s a pleasure to row and look at.
In the class, we will look at important skills like lofting, spiling, making patterns, planking, setting up a strongback, and cutting joinery. It’s a rare opportunity to participate in the process of making a classic boat from start to finish.
The boat will be classically constructed in the clinker style. Basic skills like sharpening and milling lumber will be covered. While no woodworking experience is required, it is definitely recommended.
MORE ABOUT THE VESSEL:
History of the Dory dates back 150 years or more. The Banks Dory was traditionally used as a fishing boat. It is a small (one or two person) vessel, which has simple and efficient construction. Lapstrake refers to the style of overlapped planking, which will be used to construct this boat.
In the 1880s, places like Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire were producing the Banks Dory heavily. They were built for the fishermen of New England.
Banks Dories are built to carry heavy loads and is an excellent rowing boat in fresh or salt water.
First full time week will be April 6th 2020 to April 11th 2020. There will also be an additional 4-5 full time weekends to complete the project.
Manayunk Timber will provide all materials necessary to build the boat at our woodyard. There will be a materials fee in addition to the total tuition.
Introduction to tools, craft, and materials.
Will complete initial set up, stem and tansom, begin planking.
Flip boat, outfit the interior, which includes inwhales, gunwhale, breast hook and knees, frames, thwarts and more.
Jared Moore graduated The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building followed by working as a shipwright at Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op in Port Townsend, Washington. Jared is experienced in high end woodworking and as a shipwright, he is accomplished in planking, structural, and interior work.
Jared has worked at Manayunk Timber for one year as our shop-manager. He completes custom orders and is an integral part to Manayunk Timber’s daily functions. He has a wealth of knowledge about hand-tools, wood species, and furniture construction.
$2,200 plus $300 materials.