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Paddle Making Classes
This 6 hour class teaches students to make a traditional Greenland paddle. Each participant will carve a paddle under direction of an experienced mentor. We provide instruction,all the tools and a paddle blank. You provide the elbow grease and go home with a new Greenland paddle!

Class description:
Greenland paddles are intended to to custom fit only one person. With that in mind we will begin the class by discussing sizing and options to consider when making a paddle.
We will discuss how you can mark and cut a paddle blank at home in the event you want to make another one.

We will then discuss tool safety and carving techniques while we outline how to carve a paddle. Its then time to start working on your paddle.
You do not need to have any special skills to participate in this class, anyone can make a paddle.

What you will need to bring:
• Lunch- please pack a lunch and something to drink.
• No tools are required- We will provide all the tools needed to make a paddle. You may want to bring work gloves to protect your hands from blisters and splinters. If you would like to bring your own tools you will want a block plane with a sharp blade. Both Stanley and Buck make a good 7" plane that may be purchased at home depot for about $25.00. You may also want a spoke shave, sand paper, a small picnic table bench, 2 clamps to hold the blank to the surface. ( I like to use 18" bar clamps by Jorgensen) saw horse or other comfortable work surface to hold your blank while you carve.
• Clothing-We will be OUTSIDE ALL DAY RAIN OR SHINE. If it is raining we will be under a large tent or under a pavilion depending upon the location, but we will be outside so dress for the weather.

What will be provided:
- All the tools that you will need
- Instruction and guidance through out the day.
- A cedar or spruce paddle blank
- Good cheer!

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