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Ely Folk School

Carve your own Paddle

with Kerry Lambertson


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Carve Your Own Canoe Paddle
This is a Two-day class:
Friday, Aug. 11  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 12  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuition: $180  Materials: $25

You’ll shape a strong, elegant and lightweight canoe paddle using traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques. These one-piece paddles, based on native North American designs, will be shaped with axes, planes, spokeshaves, drawknives and carving knives. Emphasis will be on safe and efficient use of hand woodworking tools. You’ll take home a finished canoe paddle, custom shaped for your own body & paddling style. No experience needed but hand and wrist strength recommended. Most tools are provided but its helpful if students can bring their own carving knife. Additional sawhorses, shaving horses & benches also appreciated.

 About the Instructor: Kerry Lambertson is trained as a boat builder and has done woodworking projects from log building to luthierie. Kerry values the use of native woods and traditional methods & believes creating things with our hands connects us to our environment in joyful and meaningful ways. Kerry has taught at other folk schools and numerous woodworking venues.

Aug 11 - 12th, 2017
Fri - Sat from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ely Folk School

209 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 Get directions

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