By Taylor Austin, Girls’ Boat Project Instructor Over the past few weeks in the shop, the group has been focused on skill-building and practicing with various tools as we continue building tool trays and parts of what will be our … Read More
Girls’ Boat Project: Boatshop Basics & Bandsaw Practice!
By Taylor Austin, Girls’ Boat Project Instructor Since our last update about the Girls’ Boat Project return, we have been getting underway familiarizing ourselves with the tools in the shop, the plans for the boat we are going to build, … Read More
Girls’ Boat Project Returns!
This week on Wednesday, October 5, we had our first meeting of the Girls’ Boat Project program for this season! With eight students and two instructors, we are stoked to spend time getting to know each other and do some … Read More
Girls’ Boat Project is Back!
We are so excited to finally restart our Girls Boat Project program this week! In the Girls’ Boat Project, middle school girls gain skills and have fun in the maritime trades. They learn woodworking and boat maintenance techniques in our boatshop as they create their own projects and … Read More
GBP: Framing our Skunk Island Skiff
Our March 5th meeting of Girls Boat Project brought teamwork towards progress on our Skunk Island Skiff. Last week we attached the bottom, this week our focus was to install the framing along the sides of the boat from bow … Read More
Sunshine, Shanties, and Skiff Building
The last meeting for the month of February brought sunny skies for us to enjoy and planning for us to look forward too. As we all assembled, we discussed our weekly board question, “Have you discovered anything new about yourself … Read More
Beach Time, Boat Time
February sunshine in the northwest is a magnet like nothing else, drawing sun starved northwesterners outside like moths to a flame. This week it was so nice out that we had a hard time tearing ourselves away from the beach, … Read More
Onward Winter Maintenance
For the past two weeks, the girls have focused on maintenance of our boat, Onward. We spent time last week sanding and varnishing oars. This week, we painted the hull and thwarts. Painting is a big job, but it goes … Read More
GBP: Post Snowfall Meeting
The fifth Wednesday of January brought us together and once again in the shop, moving forward with our Skunk Island Skiff and each of the girls’ respective bench projects. Our board question for the week was, “What did you do … Read More
Angles and pilot holes
After two weeks off for winter break, it was great to be back in the shop again this week. We started our day with snacks and sharing about our winter break adventures and relaxation. Then we reviewed shop safety rules … Read More