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Half Model Making

Half Model Making

Duration: 2 Days

Price: £175

Book with: Ben Wilde
at Archipelago Folkschool

GalGael Trust
15 Fairley Street
G51 2SN

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About the Course

In traditional boatbuilding, the half model was often the starting point for the design of a boat. Shaped out of a solid block by hand and eye, the hull would be created intuitively. For us it’s a great way to learn how to read boat plans and how to use hand tools to turn 2D into 3D. We will be working with drawknifes, block planes, spokeshaves and chisels to create the complex curves of the hull of a boat. Everyone will leave with a beautiful model boat of their very own.

In some cases we can accommodate you to make a model of your own boat. If you would like to discuss this, please get in touch before booking.

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 booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your 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.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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