We're excited to announce a partnership with Wooden Boat Magazine to offer a wooden surfboard building course from June 22-28, 2008 at Wooden Boat's campus in Brooklin, Maine.
This one-week class will be taught by our own board builders from the Grain Shop. Students will learn basic surfboard design concepts, the simple application of steam to manipulate wood into shapes, adhesive applications, glassing, and effective use of epoxy. Fiberglassing demonstrations will be held in the evenings to help students with the basics. At weeksâ€™ end, each student will take home his/her own brand-new Grain Surfboard with the skills and confidence needed for fiberglassing and finishing (epoxy and glass are included with the course.)
Brooklin, Maine offers everyone who arrives an unbelievably rich environment for learning and relaxing. Located in a breathtakingly beautiful region of the Maine coast (a five-hour drive north of Boston, MA), their 60-acre â€œsaltwater campusâ€ encourages both faculty and students to feel at home and happily immerse themselves in a world of woodworking.
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If you're in the metropolitan Philadelphia area and are looking for something to fill your quiet winter weekends, check out the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory's course offerings. They will be offering a wooden surfboard building class starting in late January and running for three consecutive weekends. Find out more about this class by clicking here.