Boat of the week
Black Sea Taka - Available until Thursday, December 14
The Black Sea Taka is a traditional Turkish carriage boat, which also transported Russian refugees during the Bolshevik Revolution. Our model blends new and traditional techniques. We modified partially-drawn schematics from Turkey, laser-cut the internal pieces, and then covered the frame with steam bended planking. For no particular reason, we used a few varieties of wood including mahogany and poplar. The model is currently under construction, but we will finish it. It is sure to be a top model!
41 x 13.5 x 13 cm (14 x 5.25 x 5 in)
MT German Explosive Boat / MT Deutsche Sprengboot – SOLD
This boat was designed by the Italian Navy and sold to Germany during WW2. A lone pilot would steer the boat in the direction of a target, presumably, a large ship. Before detonation, the pilot had an ejector seat that acted as a miniature safety raft. Our model is assembled from an old, advanced-level, wooden kit. The boat includes a battery-powered motor and propeller! 4-AA batteries required. Since photographing the model, we painted it a dark gray with red markings, just as its historical namesake.
Overnight Cruiser - SOLD
This is the same boat that Hassan is building in our promo video! Six participants contributed to its construction. It is an Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser with an all-wood construction. It is the closest model to what motorboat we are likely to build.
Week 2 - Fishing boat - SOLD
Week 1 - North Sea Fishing Boat Cutter (motorized) - SOLD
Beginning Thursday, Novemeber 7th as part of our Kickstarter campaign, we'll be offering one of our handcrafted model boats! You will have 6-chances in 6-weeks to buy one! Help us raise money to build a full size motorboat!
Boat Making Workshop for Newcomers
Making Waves invites refugees and other errant bodies to build a motorboat. The intensive workshop offers hands-on lessons in carpentry and boat building. Participants engage in all stages of the boat’s construction, from design to completion. Once their vessel is complete, the new Berliners will explore the region’s abundant waterways and converse about the divergent paths that led them here.
Current: Model Boat Making
The workshop hosts weekly model-making sessions to learn about boat design and various construction techniques. People of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities are invited to join! We construct scale-models, carve boats out of wood, sculpt them in clay, paper and any means possible.
To join – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every Saturday
Where: Uferstraße 6, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Who: Anyone with an interest in boats, carpentry or cultural identity
Skills: Basic knowledge of hand-tools is desired. Those with prior experience as carpenters, mechanics, electricians and upholsterers are especially encouraged.
Model boat workshop
Presentation at ZUsammenKUNFT
Exhibition in Strasbourg
Factory Tour Bootsmanufaktur GmbH
Presentation at Prisod Shelter, Pankow
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