Essential skills course

Essential Skills for the Beginner Boat Builder

Taught by John Welsford

This is a two day course and will cover a range of essential skills including:

  • Introduction to epoxy resin and glue systems
  • Gluing and Fibre glassing plywood
  • Sharpening common hand tools
  • Selection and use of power tools
  • Selection and setup of woodworking machinery
  • Reading plans and drawing components from scale drawings
  • and much more…


  • A hand plane that you can practice setting up and sharpening
  • A chisel for same
  • Closed toe footwear
  • and your lunch!

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