How to Conquer Your Wintertime Blues – Build a Boat with Us!

New Boat Projects Getting Started Over the Christmas break we are going to start on two new boat projects to keep us busy through the cold winter months. Black Brant III Duck Hunting Boat – The BBIII (Black Brant III) is a 14′ duck hunting design by Sam Devlin of Devlin Designs in Washington. Built primarily of marine grade plywood in the ‘stitch and glue’ construction method our crew will learn about lofting (or drawing a boat full size from smaller plans), cutting matching plywood sides, epoxy and fiberglass use and techniques, general marine construction and of course, everyone’s...

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Spread the Word

Do you know someone who might benefit from spending a little time in our shop? Please let them know about us. If you want to know a little more about us before you do, feel free to stop by the shop anytime we’re open. We’re located about a block west of the town square in Monticello, Illinois at 425 W. Washington Street. We’d love to show you what we’re up to. Want to interact with us on social media? We are on Facebook and Instagram. My...

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Overcommitted? This is what busy looks like –

I have to start with an apology – According to Dictionary.com the definition of overcomittment is “to commit more than is feasible, desirable, or necessary.” And that’s where we are st with the shop this month. This is a learning phase for us and we will get through our backlog of items. This is what we have been up to: Incorporating G2g We have finally done it. Our incorporation as a non-profit corporation is complete with Illinois State. New and Current Projects! What have we been doing with our time? Most of it has been taken up with a...

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Getting Real – You can now buy our wares!

In an effort to make the shop self-supporting we are now selling two pieces of G2g Wood & Boatworks swag and a really serious Garden Chair. Your purchase will give young people in the Monticello area a place where they can learn confidence, building skills and the value of giving...

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Students at work! (Eighth grade Art Project)

Last week Jayna joined us at the shop for some help with her eighth grade art project. Students are allowed to let their imaginations go wild and choose materials of their choice. Jayna chose to build a keepsake box for her athletic medals and trophies. While her dad has some woodworking skills and tools, the two of them chose to visit with G2g and use our shop tools and instruction to help further the project along. Jayna’s box would feature a glass enclosed frame for a top with her photo inside, and a 5″ deep interior for storage. She wanted the finished box to be painted...

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