Sep
23
to Sep 28

Build Your Own Kaholo or San O' Paddleboard

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, September 23, 2019 - Saturday, September 28, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com). For more information specific to the paddleboards - please visit CLCs page on the paddleboards.

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

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Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

MN Renaissance Festival

Event Link

On Your Own. Transportation/ cost is on your own.

Live the Legend!

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 49th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

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Sep
16
to Sep 21

Introduction to Boat Building

The “stitch-and-glue” construction method is the easiest way to build a boat, as tens of thousands of amateur boat builders will testify. The approach, which emphasizes the use of epoxy adhesives and strategic fiberglass reinforcement combined with marine plywood, is ideal for first-timers. But like so many things, it’s easy to do but hard to do well. This class is about how to do it well.

The stitch-and-glue techniques date back to the advent of modern adhesives in the 1960s. The basic process involves prefabricated plywood parts, which are stitched together with loops of wire, then glued with epoxy to create rigid and seaworthy hulls. The process dispenses with lofting, elaborate molds, and much of the complex joinery of traditional wooden boat building.

While the method is beloved of amateurs, in recent decades professionals have seized on this type of construction as a way to create beautiful free-form hull shapes with amazing strength and light weight. While still benefiting from the speed and ease of stitch-and-glue boat building, pros deploy sophisticated techniques that result in optimized structures and glittering finishes.

Whether you’re building your first boat, or looking to learn the advanced tricks that the professionals use to get “showboat” finishes, this one-week class will advance your abilities to work with wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, August 19, 2019 - Saturday, August 24, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com).

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

While we are redesigning this website - both of the links (buttons) may redirect to Boardwalk DIY Studio.

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Sep
16
to Sep 21

BUILD YOUR OWN STITCH-AND-GLUE KAYAK (WOOD DUCK/SHEARWATER)

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, September 16, 2019 - Saturday, September 21, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com). For more information specific to the Wood Duck - please visit CLCs page on the Wood Duck.

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

While we are redesigning this website - both of the links (buttons) may redirect to Boardwalk DIY Studio.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

MN Renaissance Festival

Event Link

On Your Own. Transportation/ cost is on your own.

Live the Legend!

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 49th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

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Aug
24
9:00 AM09:00

MN Renaissance Festival

Event Link

On Your Own. Transportation/ cost is on your own.

Live the Legend!

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 49th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

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Aug
19
to Aug 24

BUILD YOUR OWN STITCH-AND-GLUE KAYAK (WOOD DUCK/SHEARWATER)

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, August 19, 2019 - Saturday, August 24, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com). For more information specific to the Wood Duck - please visit CLCs page on the Wood Duck.

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

While we are redesigning this website - both of the links (buttons) may redirect to Boardwalk DIY Studio.

View Event →
Aug
19
to Aug 24

Introduction to Boat Building

The “stitch-and-glue” construction method is the easiest way to build a boat, as tens of thousands of amateur boat builders will testify. The approach, which emphasizes the use of epoxy adhesives and strategic fiberglass reinforcement combined with marine plywood, is ideal for first-timers. But like so many things, it’s easy to do but hard to do well. This class is about how to do it well.

The stitch-and-glue techniques date back to the advent of modern adhesives in the 1960s. The basic process involves prefabricated plywood parts, which are stitched together with loops of wire, then glued with epoxy to create rigid and seaworthy hulls. The process dispenses with lofting, elaborate molds, and much of the complex joinery of traditional wooden boat building.

While the method is beloved of amateurs, in recent decades professionals have seized on this type of construction as a way to create beautiful free-form hull shapes with amazing strength and light weight. While still benefiting from the speed and ease of stitch-and-glue boat building, pros deploy sophisticated techniques that result in optimized structures and glittering finishes.

Whether you’re building your first boat, or looking to learn the advanced tricks that the professionals use to get “showboat” finishes, this one-week class will advance your abilities to work with wood, epoxy, and fiberglass.

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, August 19, 2019 - Saturday, August 24, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com).

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

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Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

MN Renaissance Festival

Event Link

On Your Own. Transportation/ cost is on your own.

Live the Legend!

King Henry and his royal court invite one and all to his 16th Century European village featuring 16 stages of live entertainment. Over 250 artisans fill the Festival marketplace to display and sell their handcrafted wares for a truly unique shopping experience. Patrons can interact with hundreds of memorable characters roaming the village streets as well as view live armored jousting throughout the day. Come celebrate our 49th season by visiting the Festival grounds in Shakopee, MN. Huzzah!

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Jun
17
to Jun 22

BUILD YOUR OWN STITCH-AND-GLUE KAYAK (WOOD DUCK/SHEARWATER)

  • Location: Drift North Paddle Co - located inside Boardwalk DIY Studio - Andover, Minnesota

  • Dates: Monday, June 17, 2019 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

    • Each day ranges from 8a - 5p. Range is approximate - depending on tasks for that day.

    • View our Instructor Bio

  • Featuring Light Craft Kits and Supplies from Chesapeake Light Craft (www.clcboats.com). For more information specific to the Wood Duck - please visit CLCs page on the Wood Duck.

  • PayPal

    • You DO NOT need a PayPal account to pay online for class/sessions.

    • For more information on how to use PayPal -please visit our PayPal page.

While we are redesigning this website - both of the links (buttons) may redirect to Boardwalk DIY Studio.

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Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Composite Materials - Merit Badge - Opportunity

Be part of an epic build! Help Drift North Paddle Co build a 12 foot wood kayak. Boy Scouts wanting to finish requirements towards the Composite Materials Merit Badges are encouraged to register and attend.

Scouts who participate in all activities will earn the Composite Materials merit badges.

FRIENDS

Not just for Scouts, bring a friend and let them enjoy Scouting as well (friend(s) must also register)

Fees

$35 per participant. Covers fiberglass, epoxy, safety gear, etc.

PREREQUISITES

  • Signed Bluecard(s)

  • (Recommended) Completed Workbook, First Class, First Aid and Totinchip

While we are redesigning this website - the links (buttons) may redirect to Boardwalk DIY Studio.

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