(207) 442-7938   873 U.S. Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579   M-F 9am-4:30pm SA 9am-3pm

Paddle Carving Workshop Choose a canoe or kayak paddle blank

  • Sale
  • Regular price $95.00


Join us for a day of carving. Instructor, Ken Wise, has been teaching woodworking and carving for over thirty years. He brings blanks, tools and technique to help you build your skills in carving. This is a hands-on class using primarily hand tools. Demonstrations include design and layout, discussion of wood species and selection, tool selection and maintenance, techniques and finish techniques. . Each student will have the opportunity to carve either a canoe paddle or a kayak paddle. You will need to specify which type of paddle you would like when you sign up for the class and provide the height of the person who will use the paddle. You may pre-order paddle blanks to pick up at the class or at the class to pick up at a later date. Tools and material:

Tools and material:

 All materials and tools are provided for the workshop but you can also bring any tools you would like to try.

  • Each student receives a paddle blank for the class. Please be sure to specify which type of paddle you prefer upon registration and note the price difference.
  • Coping Saw
  • Carving knife
  • Gouge
  • Bent Knife
  • Spokeshave
  • Cabinet Scraper
  • Rasp
  • A calculator that does square roots

Shelter Institute Reserves the right to cancel a class when enrollment is fewer then ten. In the event of a cancelled class, all deposit or tuition payments are returned to customer.


Our Promise To You.

If it is for sale in our store -- it is because we use it and love it!

We are happy to share our experiences with these tools which may enhance your own. Given care, maintenance, and love, each of these fine tools is capable of lasting a lifetime. We do limit warranties to those offered by our supplying manufacturers. If ever you have a question or concern regarding any of the tools we sell, please let us know.

Online. On Campus. On The Job Site.

These tools, toys and supplies are in constant use by our students, timber framing crews, and family. At Shelter Tools, we have a working knowledge of every product we sell. Graduates will find particular items recommended in class and on site.


If you don't see the tools or items you need, we can find it for you. Write us or call us anytime.