$225 – $250

LOFTING WORKSHOP with Douglas Brooks

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Lowell's Boat Shop

459 Main Street

Amesbury, MA 01913

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WHEN: February 7, 8, 9 from 10AM-4PM each day

Lofting is an essential first step in the boatbuilding process, and yet by nature it is extremely difficult to learn in any other way than by doing it. Lofting involves drawing full-size the lines of a boat in order to check the dimensions for accuracy and to provide patterns for construction. In this workshop students will learn all the steps involved in lofting a 16-20 foot boat. Using a table of offsets students will work fairing the lines, expanding the transom and lofting the stem rabbet. Techniques for developing molds from the lofted cross-sections will be discussed and cutting the stem rabbet from the lofting will be demonstrated. Half model-making, related to lofting, will also be discussed.

No prior experience is necessary. Students should bring a carpenter’s square (if they have one) and bring some pencils.

Instructor: Douglas Brooks is a boat builder, writer and researcher. He specializes in small boats built to traditional designs and he has taught boatbuilding across the United States and Japan. He has also studied traditional Japanese boat building since 1996, having apprenticed with seven different boatbuilders throughout the country. He has written for WoodenBoat magazine, Maritime Life and Traditions, and Classic Boat among other publications. His fourth book, Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, is the first comprehensive survey of the craft published in any language. His work can be seen at his website www.douglasbrooksboatbuilding.com

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Amesbury, MA 01913

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