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Half Model Making

  • GalGael Trust 15 Fairley Street United Kingdom (map)

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’ll 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 boat of their very own.

In some cases we can accommodate people making a model of their own boat for a small extra fee. If you’d like to talk about this please get in touch before booking.