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Beginner Model Boatbuilding

Feb 13, 2012 10:28PM ● By Anonymous

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Model Guild in St. Michaels, MD is offering a beginner model boatbuilding workshop from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. Participants will be led step-by-step by skilled craftsman to create a half-hull model of the clipper Pride of Baltimore II. Class size is limited, with pre-registration needed.

Band sawed from a two-toned wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display.

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 museum visitors. A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children.

The cost for the March 31-April1 workshop is $80 for CBMM members and $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, March 26. Call 410-745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or bobmason@atlanticbb.net for more information.

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