- Feb 7, 2019
- Miramichi, NB, Canada
I believe strongly in passing along the skills that I have acquired over a lifetime along to the next generation. I began teaching an apprentice a few years ago, spent 3 years with my first and am into our second year with my second. This young lad is Felix, and is 12 years old. He began by learning wood carving and has since graduated into ship modelling. I have taught him how to read ships draughts, and re-drawing them, and have him working on building half models. This is his second half model, a locally built barque, the Harper, originally built here on the Miramichi River in New Brunswick, Canada, at a shipyard on Beaubear's Island, in 1839. The half model is finished, scale 1/8": 1', and he can be seen applying varnish to the backboard prior to mounting the model on to the backboard. How many other members are passing on their skills, it is a very rewarding experience?