Make & Carve a Canoe Paddle with David Franklin September 17 - 18, 2022

about this workshop

In this weekend workshop students will make a full-sized canoe paddle from a medium hardwood board approx. 5’ in length and 8” wide. There will be an option to pick one of two different styles of traditional Northwest Coast Style paddles. An experienced carver might be able to make two. (If you are ambitious bring enough material for two.) David will discuss the types of traditional paddles and the differences in the designs. Students will use the bandsaw to cut them out and hand and power tools to shape and refine them. Demonstrations will be given on ways to embellish the paddles. Students will have a chance to design their own embellishments and start the carving process before the end of the weekend.

Unique Instructor David Franklin

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Key Points:
*Learn basic carving skills
*Create a full size paddle for use or decoration
*Learn to make a paddle that fits your personal size
*Learn about different traditional paddle styles and where they originated

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Make & Carve a Canoe Paddle with David Franklin September 17 - 18, 2022


Availability: Open

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