Maritime Museum Offers Introductory Woodworking Classes
Projects include an Adirondack chair, live edge table and remote control yacht
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Wooden Boat School at Hudson River Maritime Museum is offering a series of introductory woodworking classes throughout the Spring. Participants will work on-site in the museum’s wood shop to create take-home projects with the help of skilled instructors. Projects include traditional Adirondack chairs, cigar box guitars, lathe-turned pens and live-edge wood tables. Beginning in June, students can also attend an in-depth Foundations of Woodworking series that is ideal for people who are new to woodworking.
Oval Shaker Boxes – March 7 & 14
Dado Built Tool Box – March 13
Wooden Tissue Box – March 27
Cigar Box Guitar – March 28
Pen Turning – April 17
Half Hull Carving – April 24 & 25
Adirondack Chair - May 15-16
Live Edge Table – May 23
Hand Built Wooden Plane – June 5
Remote Control Pond Yacht - August 30-September 4
Registration is also open for the school’s Foundations of Woodworking classes. This series of five classes is an extensive introduction into working with wood as a material, the tools used, their maintenance, and safety. Students will also learn about joinery. The series is designed to be taken as a whole, however classes can be taken individually based on experience, and at the instructor’s discretion. The series is taught by Wayne Ford, a master woodworker and shipwright and Bill Sterling, a luthier, woodworker and retired art teacher.
Staff and instructors are committed to keeping students safe from COVID-19. Precautions include limited class sizes, social distancing, face coverings, and practicing hand washing and sanitizing.
For details about classes and to register, visit the Wooden Boat School online at www.hrmm.org/woodworking or call 845-338-0071. People who have questions can contact John Phelan, Wooden Boat School Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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