Half Hull Boat Model Carving

05/24/2024 09:00 AM - 05/25/2024 05:00 PM ET


Join shipwright Wayne Ford in this two-day class where he will teach half hull model carving. In shipbuilding, half hulls were originally used by boat builders to study and refine the hull shape of a vessel prior to full size construction. Students will carve a half hull of their own from the lines drawing of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. 

Starting with the layout and planning of the model, you'll practice precision skills of accuracy and measurement, practice hand tool technique, and learn how to cut, fit and fasten the parts, resulting in a finished project. To build your model, you'll learn how to use some of the basic power shop tools like a band saw, as well as hand tools like the chisel, block plane, gouge and rasp.

All tools and materials required are included, but you are welcome to bring your own carving tools. No prior woodworking experience is required to take this class.

Dates: Fri./Sat., May 24-25,
9 AM - 5 PM
Instructor: Wayne Ford
Class size (max.): 4
Attendance (min.): 3*
Skill level: basic
Prerequisites: none

Household Member & Above: $260**
Individual Member: $273**
General Public: $300
Register By: May 20

Materials: $35 (included at checkout)

*Classes that do not meet the minimum attendance number may be cancelled or rescheduled. If so, you will receive a full refund, or class credit, regardless of the cancellation date.

**We encourage students to become members (for as little as $30/year) to receive 10-15% off class tuition. You must be a current member on the date of registering to receive your discount. Please login to activate your member discount. To become a new member, please call 845-338-0071.

Instructor: Wayne Ford is a master woodworker and shipwright with extensive timber framing experience. His decades of boatbuilding experience includes participating in the restoration of the sloop Woody Guthrie and the sloop Clearwater. He teaches a wide range of woodworking classes, YouthBoat boatbuilding, timber framing, and special project classes at the Wooden Boat School.