CBMM Model Guild Offers Workshops

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering model boat building workshops for beginners in September and October in each of two basic boat building skills.

September’s workshop offers instruction in building a plank-on-frame model skiff, to replicate the Chesapeake Bay crabbing skiff. The 10-inch model is formed from two-toned flat stock over a frame similar to the way a full-sized skiff is constructed. This workshop is offered from Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. The Friday class runs from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, and the Saturday and Sunday sessions run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

October’s workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half-hull model of The Pride of Baltimore II. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull. It is then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece. This workshop will take place from Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Both workshops are taught by CBMM Model Guild members, skilled craftsmen who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques with CBMM members, visitors, and students. The classes are held inside Mitchell House at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Anyone 12 years or older is welcome to participate in these courses, and each workshop accommodates a maximum of six students. All tools and materials are supplied by the Model Guild, and some power tool usage is involved. Each workshop costs $80 for Museum members and $90 for non-members.

To register, please contact Bob Mason at 410-745-3266, or via email at bmason@bluecrab.org. More information about the Model Guild can be found on the Museum’s website at www.cbmm.org.