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Introduction to Woodstrip Construction

Have you always wanted to build a boat but never been quite confident enough to give it a go? We...
Have you always wanted to build a boat but never been quite confident enough to give it a go? We will show you how: Whether a small canoe or a large yacht, woodstrip construction makes it easy to build even complex boat shapes.
The theoretical part of the course covers the following subjects:
  • Choosing the correct shape
  • Reading and drawing a plan
  • Extruding the lines required for the construction (frame ribs minus shell, inner stem)
  • Choosing and finding the right materials (wood, glues, coating materials)
  • Making the wood strips (concave/convex)
  • Mould-making for laminating
  • Coating the hull with a layer of fibre glass fabric and epoxy resin
In the practical part of the course you will learn the following:
  • Setting up a slip
  • Transferring a frame to a particle board
  • Sawing and bevelling the frame ribs
  • Setting up and aligning the frame ribs
  • Laminating an inner stem
  • Planing the inner stem
  • Covering a small part of the boat shell with woodstrips
  • Smoothing and sanding the hull
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    Matthias Freymadl

    Boat builder Matthias Freymadl learned his craft in a boatyard on Lake Chiem in Bavaria. He graduated from the Academy of Design & Crafts in Munich with a Master Award. Matthias has been working at Dictum for several years.Matthias Freymadl

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    Workshop-centre Niederalteich

    A haven for traditional crafts!

    A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

    The former stable of the Monastery Niederaltaich is optimally equipped with

    • Bench room,
    • Turning workshop,
    • Sharpening room,
    • Machine room,
    • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


    St. Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich

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    • QualifikationNone.
    • InfoMaterial included (€50).
    • Participants10
    • Language_LongGerman
    • InstructorMatthias Freymadl
    • Duration2 days
    • Appointment20.03 - 21.03.2017
    • Time9.00 - 18.00
    • SeminarortSt.-Ursulaweg 19, 94557 Niederalteich
    Workshop no. KU1851701
    €295.00 pro Teilnehmer

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    Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
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    Course No. Date End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU1851701
    Beginn: 3/20/17
    Ende: 3/21/17
    Ort: Niederalteich
    Price: €295.00
    Kursnnummer: KU1851601
    Beginn: 3/7/16
    Ende: 3/8/16
    Ort: Niederalteich
    Price: €295.00

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