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Thu, Apr 04


Saint Paul

Make Your Own Wooden Canoe Paddle- April 4 & 6

Craft a canoe paddle the same way artisans have been for centuries in our April paddle making class!

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Make Your Own Wooden Canoe Paddle- April 4 & 6
Make Your Own Wooden Canoe Paddle- April 4 & 6

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Apr 04, 2024, 6:30 PM – Apr 06, 2024, 4:00 PM

Saint Paul, 2288 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114, USA

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Day One: Thursday, April 4th,  6:30-9:30PM

On the first night, our instructor will introduce you to the process of making a paddle. You will choose your own design from traditional paddles— Beavertail, Ottertail, Algonquin or Voyageur, and you’ll choose which types of wood to use. By the end of the evening you will have custom fit your paddle length and glued together a paddle blank.

Day Two: Saturday, April 6th, 9:00AM-4:00PM

On Saturday, you will shape the paddle, first using a bandsaw and then with traditional tools—handplanes and a spokeshave—the same way artisans have been making paddles for centuries. At the close of the workshop the instructor will discuss how to finish your paddle using linseed oils or spar varnishes (due to time constraints, participants will finish their paddles at home).

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