If you’ve been watching HOD grow, and are interested in seeing what our mentoring program is all about…this is the night to poke your head in the door. We will have refreshments, many people presenting quite a few things, shop tour, and a hand tool refurb demo by Mark. We look forward to getting to know you better!
Its time to bring your family into our “unplugged” environment, and make something you can use or hang on your wall. What a great project for a team of two, a family of four, or a village of 12.
Our skilled team of mentors and apprentices will lead this build to guide you and your team through making a beautiful pair of snowshoes.
The cost per set of snowshoes is $165. We recommend one set per team of two people, but a set for a family of four would be fine.
Every Monday evening from 6-7:30 we will be working through the processes of building your own tool tote with hand tools. Each kit is tailored to the age or ability of each student, and each student will walk away from this class with tool tote for the own personal use. We provide the basic design, materials, tools, space, and mentorship to build something great. For ages 9 and up. Adults wanting there own tool tote must purchase their own enrollment.
TEACHERS PLEASE ATTEND AT NO COST
Join Great Lakes sailor Howard Rice as
he presents the story of his amazing 2017 voyage down the Strait of Magellan from Patagonia into Tierra del Fuego aboard a 12 foot wooden sailboat.
Just a few doors down the street from the Herreshoff Marine Museum, inside one of the original Herreshoff buildings, is Bristol Boat Company. Founder and proprietor Dan Shea Jr. has over 30 years of experience and describes his specialty as “building and restoring small [16’–40’] power- and sailboats, historically significant in their design.” Dan has been working inside the TotalBoat Workshop, leading up the full restoration of the Graves Constellation, Vela.
His shop is refit heaven for many of the Herreshoff 12 1/2s and Fish Class sailboats. Dan loves steam bending wooden frames and working in the former machine shop from Herreshoff’s manufacturing days. His shop is busy with IYRS interns, aspiring woodworkers and happy boats under restoration. His own Herreshoff 20, Intent, was a resurrection of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s forgotten design which was never built by Capt. Nat. This open daysailer’s roots trace to the Herreshoff 12 1/2, the small keelboat designed in 1914 by Captain Nat. In 1930, he wrote in his design notes that his latest design, half-hull model #204, was “a pleasure sailing keelboat to take the place of the Buzzard’s Bay Boys Boat.” But the design was never built in his lifetime and sat unnoticed for nearly 80 years. Until now. She has been brought to life and built to the highest standards by Bristol Boat Company, she has with a cold molded hull. She can be equipped with either a gaff or marconi rig, and a diesel or electric engine fits completely under the floor. This Herreshoff 20 is larger, faster, drier and more comfortable to sail than the famous 12 1/2. And Dan loves sailing her, although would prefer a new owner took her over to enjoy her more than he is able to with his busy shop work
DAN & TOTALBOAT:
Dan used the new Thixo Flex on many parts of the Vela project. It was easy to use in the tube and not having to mix up and thicken many batches of epoxy for small applications made “Flex” ideal for many uses. The deck beams on Vela were laid up using the High Performance 2:1 Epoxy, another favorite with the Medium hardener. But Dan’s favorite TB paint and his go-to primer is the 2-Part Epoxy primer. Dan says “It goes on easily, dries fast, can be sanded the next morning with 220 and then you can topcoat right after that.”