WHEN: Fri Sept 29-Sun Oct 1 Fri 10-4, Sat 10-4, Sun 10-1 Cost: $375 ($100 deposit when signing up, balance due at first class) A hands-on workshop reviewing basic metal working skills while each student makes their ownbrass pocket bevel, a handy tool to aid in building and restoring boats. The general goal is to teach skills for fabricating structurally strong, useful, and beautiful small metal objects, such as tools and hardware, without having full metal shop access. Techniques reviewed include: Layouts/marking cutting drilling filing sanding silver brazing Students will also be instructed how to make and heat treat a tool steel tipped marking tool, a step that may not be able to be completed within class time, but material will be provided. Instructor:Erica Moody teaches metal working classes and workshops at Woodenboat School, Harvard’sGraduate School of Design, The Apprenticeshop, & The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Shealso has been an adjunct for various semesters at Wentworth Institute of Technology andMA College of Art & Design. She has been working professionally as a metalcraftsman in and around Boston for 22 years with the last 15 years running her business MagmaMetalworks, Inc., and the last year adding a line of personal work in small metal housewares andwoodworking tools. She moved her business and home to Midcoast Maine a couple of years ago,and continues work there as well as in Boston/New England area.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Douglas Brooks' is focused on the appreciation and continued use of traditional wooden boats, and the preservation and sharing of the skills and knowledge needed to build wooden boats. These include American and English boat types, as well as the small boats of Japan. His first chance to build a boat came in 1980, when he was a college student in the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program at Mystic Seaport Museum. As a volunteer in the Seaport shipyard he worked with Willits Ansel building a replica of a Noank lobster skiff. After graduation he worked at Stone Boatyard in Alameda, California and the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park in the museum’s Small Boat Shop. In 1990 Brooks left the museum and traveled to Japan. There he met several boat builders, one of whom would later become his first teacher. Since 1990, Brooks has worked independently, building custom boats and designing and directing museum boat building projects and writing about his research.
The Fairfield Inn hotel by Marriott offers smoke-free guest rooms with free High-Speed Internet Access and a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast. Located in the Amesbury just 5 miles from historic Newburyport.
Amesbury Massachusetts is a suburban community with an unusual industrial and manufacturing history. Among the most interesting of Amesbury's products were the carriages which did achieve some renown in the area.
Into the 20th century this same company made the transition by converting its production to automobile bodies. Auto body making was a major industry in the town up until the Great Depression of 1929.
Amesbury is located at the crossroads of Interstate 495 and 95 and gives the town a competitive edge for both residential and commercial development.
Amesbury is built up with rich federal period residences which the community carefully preserves as its link to its past.