BSO Make a Canoe Paddle


Two hour introduction to paddle carving where you can take your paddle home to finish. There are 4 wood options: lightweight and easy to shape European Spruce; Leicestershire Oak or Ash which allows a more slender shape which carves and polishes beautifully.

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What to Expect:

John Clohesy from Birchcanoes will teach you how to shape and sand your very own canoe paddle using traditional hand tools. John will be on hand throughout the session to give pointers.
You can then continue to craft your paddle for the rest of the weekend before taking it home to perfect and varnish.

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What to Bring:

- A keen eye for detail
- Water (all that carving is thirsty work)

All paddle carving tools and paddle blanks will be provided

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 8 (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)
Course Provider: John Clohesy
Student / Instructor Ratio: 3:1
Location: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: None required
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure.

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