Summer youth woodworking series announced at Hudson River Maritime Museum


KINGSTON– The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Wooden Boat School is pleased to announce four new summer youth programs in woodworking this July and August.  Designed for youth ages 12-16 and taught by professionals in the field of woodworking and carpentry, each program consists of five-day, 4 hour classes and combines hands-on craft with creativity to provide a foundation in woodworking techniques and an introduction to tool usage.

Youth Classes
Spaces are limited to only 8 students per program.  The deadline for registration is July 1.  Tuition is $360 per program.  Discounts are available for HRMM members.  To register, visit or call 845-338-0071.

The Wooden Boat School’s Youth woodworking programs are perfect for students who want to work with their hands and learn new skills.  Topics taught include measuring, layout, joinery, tool use and care, and shop safety.  Students will complete personal projects to take home that showcase their new talents.

Build a Bird House & ToolBox
July 10-14, 10a.m.-2p.m.
This program will teach students skills in measuring, cutting, and assembling wood, and how to use a bandsaw, drill press, jig saw, and drills.

Make Your Own Stool & Spoon
July 24-28, 10a.m.-2p.m.
Learn some fundamental carving skills using rasps, gauges and paper to hollow out and round spoons.

Build a Bandsaw Box and Do Nothing Machine
August 7-11, 10a.m.-2p.m.
This program will introduce fundamental engineering concepts to the woodworking process as students build a bandsaw box and create a mechanical fidget toy, also known as a “do nothing machine.”  This class employs creating round shapes in wood, gluing up wood, using fences on the bandsaw.

Build a Four Corner Tray
August 21-25, 10a.m.-2p.m.
Students will learn about half laps, box joints, mortise and tenons, and dovetail joints as they use a variety of joining techniques to build a four corner tray.

For details about classes and registration , visit the Wooden Boat School online at or call 845-338-0071.