Event Phone: 207-625-3396
June 3, 2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Make your own canoe paddle! In this all day Saturday workshop, each participant will use hand tools to create their own beautiful, useful, traditional style paddle from a single piece of wood. We will start with a presawn blank and shape the blade, shaft, and grip using a spokeshave and rasps. No experience needed, and all tools and materials are provided. We will complete the project with sanding, and a discussion of finish options.
Saturday, June 3rd
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (with a half hour break for lunch – please bring your own bag lunch)
Instructor: Ken Wise
Tuition and materials: $120
Class limit: 10 participants (and we’ll need at least 3 to continue with the class)
This class is designed for those ages 18+. We ask all participants to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
About the Instructor, Ken Wise:
Ken Wise lives in Brunswick, Maine and enjoys making useful things out of wood. He has been a carpenter for most of his career, building cabins and homes all over Maine, quite often with owners or groups of students. In recent years, Ken has focused on creating carved spoons, turned bowls, canoe paddles and Wildlife Art to sell in Fairs, Festivals and Galleries. Teaching has become an important part of his work as it gives him an opportunity to share the skills and joys of woodworking with others. Read more about Ken’s work at: https://www.kenwisewoodcarver.com/