Last week we made a company workers trip. A group of Piher factory workers visited Albaola Museum, which Piher is collaborating with since 2017.
It was really interesting to share knowledge and experience with Lance Lee, the instructor of the Aprendiztegi International Boatbuilding Carpentry School, and his students. The goal of this school is to transmit the traditional shipbuilding technics. It’s enriching to see how they build their own clamping solutions for their own needs. They have also commented on how they use our Piher clamps and they made a suggestion for better use of these tools in their shipbuilding workshop.
These knowledge are put in practice in the building a historical replica of the San Juan, a whaling ship built in the 16th century in the same port where they are located now (Pasajes San Juan, Guipuzcoa). We have seen how they use all of our clamps models, form the smallest to the heaviest and most powerful, in the different needs they have to afford in the development of such a great project.
Soon they will finish to cover up the hull of the ship and they’ll have to complete the construction of the masts out of the shipyard hangar
It has been a rewarding experience for all of us to see our clamping tools in action in such a great project. At the same time, we have had the opportunity to share impressions with the professional carpenters who use them.
This won’t be the last visit to The Sea Factory od the Basques Albaola for sure.