Build a model lapstrake skiff at CBMM

| September 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

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CBMM_ModelGuildLapstrakeSkiff_2014The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is hosting a weekend model-building workshop from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 26 and from 9-5 pm. on Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.

Led step-by-step by skilled modelers, participants will create a 10-inch wooden rowing skiff with lapped side planking and a flat bottom. The model is formed over a frame in much the same manner as a real boat is constructed. Thin toothpicks are used along with fast-drying glue to fasten the models together. Models are made of one dark and one light wood, which are alternated in the design to make a handsome, two-toned appearance.

CBMM’s Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the Guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with CBMM visitors. A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children.

The cost for the September 26-28 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, September 22. Call 410-745-4941 to register for the class or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or [email protected] for more information.

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