The courses will be held
during the same week from June 11th-17th,
and will overlap to some degree. The Center will provide a common
lunch for all participants.
The courses will end on
Saturday afternoon. Saturday will be a great day to come and see
what the participants have accomplished!
During this course, which is
suitable for beginners, we will learn several simple smithing
techniques. Heating the piece, stretching, bending and flattening
the piece. By heating and hammering our raw materials we will make
candle holders and hooks.
Number of places: up to 6 persons. The course starts on Friday and
ends on Saturday afternoon.
Price: NOK 2 400,- including materials and lunch each day.
Make your own spar
(mast, boom, etc)
The course will last 6 days,
with an introduction into which types of materials are best suited
for spars, rules of thumb regarding dimensions and shaping, use of
tools, and maintenance. Finding the dimensions for your other
rigging will also be discussed. Participants will be able to make
their own spars during the course. There is a length limit of 12-13
The course begins on Monday and ends on Saturday afternoon.
Number of places: up to 6 persons. Price: NOK 6 000,- including
lunch each day. The cost of the materials is extra.
Make a half-model of a
vessel/ boat. During the course we will learn how to read a boat
drawing, and shape the model according to the drawing. With the use
of simple hand tools, the model will be formed, and the final
result can be mounted on a plaque and hung on a wall at home.
Number of places: max. 10 persons. Price: NOK 2400,- including
materials and lunch each day. The course will run from Friday to
Participants will learn to
make rope by hand. The rope exhibit, at the Center, will be the
basis of the theoretical segment. One will learn about different
materials which have been used, and the developments of different
rope making techniques. One part of the course will cover what the
individual ropes are suited for, from a technical and material
perspective. The course is appropriate for those who wish to
further disseminate the information.
Participants will produce hemp yarn, rope and "monkey paws". The
goal is for each person to take home his or her own casting
The course runs from Friday June 16th, until Saturday
afternoon, June 17th.
The course is suitable for 5-10 persons.
Price: NOK 2400.- including materials and lunch each day.
Each person will produce a
pair of oars, which he/she will take home at the end of the
The course begins with how to evaluate and choose materials.
Participants will learn to gauge the shape of their oars based upon
rowing properties. The course uses traditions from Hardanger as a
starting point for the oars. We will consider the characteristics
of the tradition and variations upon them. The actual making of the
oars will involve marking, sawing and the final finishing. The
course will last 3 days, from Thursday June 15th,
until Saturday afternoon, June 17th.
Number of places: max. 10 persons
Price: NOK 3000,-