Sep 28 2024 - Oct 01 2024


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More

Weekend Workshop: Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More

A crash course in how to make a square piece of wood round. This four-day course will walk you through the process of laying out and shaping spars, paddles, and oars. Students will receive demonstrations in both traditional and more contemporary building techniques while utilizing a number of hand and power tools. Students will have the choice of building a set of oars, a pair of paddles, or a small solid spar to take home, and will also get to build their own set of spar gauges to continue mastering the craft at home. Students in the class will also learn birdsmouth construction of a small mast that will be utilized as part of the Northwest Maritime Center’s fleet.

September 28–October 1, 2024 last day to register is September 20
9 AM – 5 PM (one hour for lunch) | $459 member, $499 non-member