Learn the step by step processes of building a traditional paddle; from sourcing and selecting quality lumber to carving and finishing. Each student leaves with a completed paddle, along with the knowledge and experience to make more. Workshops are 8 hours long with an hour long lunch break. Class sizes are small to offer one on one instruction and guidance, tailored for your specific needs and paddle. No paddling or woodworking experience required. All materials and tools are included, bring a big lunch and water.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS
New to woodworking? No worries. Each student is provided with all the tools and materials needed to make a paddle.
My work benches make securing paddle blanks for carving safe and easy. Padded with closed cell foam and routed blade recesses to allow for holding paddles at any angle for detail work
Block Plain Rasp Shaping File Finish file Pull Saw Chisel
Sanding block Power sander Sand paper Dust mask Gloves
Pencil Square Tape measure Straight edge Clamps
Boiled Linseed oil Rags
Have your own tools? feel free to bring them. Make sure they’re sharp!
Workshops are hosted by outfitters, symposiums, and festivals in the United States.