Season 1

Hosted by long-time WoodenBoat School Director Rich Hilsigner. Rich is joined by boatbuilders Greg Rossel, Eric Dow, and Milo Stanley. Twelve episodes, one released each month, runtime approximately 30 to 60 minutes each.

Episode 1  Reading and Understanding Boat Plans
Release date: February 11, 2021
Total Runtime: 63 minutes, includes an interview with Greg Rössel 

Episode 2  Creating Station Molds

Release date: March 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 33 Minutes 

Episode 3 Laying Out and Cutting a Stem Rabbet

Release date: April 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 27 Minutes 

Episode 4  Steambending
Release date: May 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 56 Minutes 

Episode 5  Making Homemade Tools  + Tool Sharpening
Release date: June 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 79 Minutes 

Episode 6  Spiling Planks  + Drilling Long Holes
Release date: July 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 54 Minutes 

Episode 7  Fitting Thwarts
Release date: August 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 28 Minutes 

Episode 8  Making Solid Spars
Release date: September 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 25 Minutes 

Episode 9  Interior Joinery
Release date: October 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 90 Minutes 

Episode 10 Scarf Joints
Release date: November 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 66 minutes

Episode 11  Half Models, Part 1
Release date: December 1, 2021
Total Runtime: 77 minutes

Episode 12  Half Models, Part 2
Release date: January 1, 2022
Total Runtime: 69 minutes


Not everyone can make the time to VISIT OUR CAMPUS here on the coast of Maine. So we're bringing our boat shop to you. You'll get to know the instructors, and School Director, Rich Hilsinger over the course of the coming year. And you'll receive first-rate instruction on a myriad of wooden boat related topics. We begin the season with an in-depth look at boat plans. The March episode is all about making and setting up station molds. And in the future, you'll follow along as we show you how to cut a rabbet in a stem, spile planks, fit thwarts, how steam boxes work, building spars, making hand tools, half-hull models, and more. This is not a gloss-over smattering of info, but instead the nitty-gritty from the perspective of folks who have been at it on a daily basis for quite some time. 

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 WoodenBoat’s pedigree is so strong it hardly bears mentioning, but if you’re new to the field, WoodenBoat is responsible for the industry-leading magazine of the same name, the excellent sister publication Small Boats Magazine, a school, books, mail order, and other offshoots. The Mastering Skills series will take the form of monthly streamable episodes hosted by boatbuilding experts like Greg Rössel, Milo Stanley, and Eric Dow.  — blogpost, Bear Mountain Boats