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Half model making


About the Course

A great introduction to using hand tools in a purposeful way. Learn to shape timber by hand, through the production of your own beautiful half model of a boat. Before ships were designed on paper and computers, ideas were often sculpted by hand in 3D as a half hull. We’ll be creating complex hull shapes with planes, spokeshaves, drawknives and chisels. Everyone will leave with a model of their own.

The workshop tales place in GalGael's amazing workshop on Fairley Street in Glasgow. There is good parking and it's easily accessible by subway or bus from around Glasgow.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided. We'll also provide a simple vegetarian soup and bread for lunch, if you have any dietary requirements just let us know and we'll do our best.


Ben Wilde at Archipelago Folkschool
GalGael Trust
15 Fairley Street
G51 2SN
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Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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