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Make a canoe paddle - two day course in Oxfordshire

A very happy bunch of paddle makers!

Duration: Two days

Price: £225

Book with: Colin Henwood
at Sylva Foundation

Little Wittenham Road
Long Wittenham, Abingdon
Oxfordshire
OX14 4QT

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About the Course

Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre under the tutorship of master boatbuilder Colin Henwood.

During this two-day course, led by award-winning boat builder Colin Henwood, you will learn how to shape a single canoe paddle from ash using hand tools.

Make your own canoe paddle at the Sylva Wood Centre, working with ash – Britain's superior native hardwood.

Using traditional skills and tools you will produce a complex shape with hand and eye. Learn how to finish your smooth and elegant design.

Take home a unique and useable canoe paddle ready for a varnish or an oil finish.

Tools and materials included (if you wish to bring your own tools please discuss this with the tutor).

The course will be held in our new purpose-built Teaching Barn.

No previous woodworking experience necessary. Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting covered in wood shavings! Tea and coffee provided, bring your our own packed lunch.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tea and coffee provided, bring your our own packed lunch.

All tools and materials included.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 19th October 2019

  • Disabled access