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Canoe Paddle

Craft your own beautiful canoe paddle

  • 150 US dollars
  • 507 East Shiawassee Street

Service Description

Living in a state surrounded by lakes, you don't want to be stranded up a creek without a paddle. In this day-long class, you will make and shape your very own cedar canoe paddle that is beautiful enough to just hang on the wall. Students will learn how to select the strongest part of a board, glue up boards, draw the pattern, and cut out the final paddle using a bandsaw. We will then shape the handle and body with a spokeshave and draw knife, two of the most satisfying woodworking tools out there. To wrap up the day we will apply the waterproof and safe finish to complete your beautiful new paddle. I will have several different paddle size templets ready so you can choose the right size for your boating needs. Makes an awesome handmade gift for someone you know who loves boating. We will use a mix of power and hand tools in this class. No experience is required! This class is wheelchair accessible. Sitting workbenches available upon request. Deaf and hard-of-hearing friendly. Interpreter available upon request.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your reservation, please do so as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds or move students to a different class time for scheduling conflicts . The number of people asking to move their reservations is simply too high that the school can not afford to accommodate this and still keep class fees affordable. We do occasionally have a waitlist for classes, if someone is able to take your place you can be refunded or moved to a different class. Feel free to ask but again this is not guaranteed. Alternatively if you can not make it to your scheduled class you can always find someone you know to take your place. If you would like to cancel your reservation, please email with the subject line “Cancellation”. Thank you for understanding, Megan Shannon

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