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Oar Making

Oar Making

Duration: 2

Price: £250

Book with: Ben Wilde
at Archipelago Folkschool

GalGael Trust
15 Fairley Street
G51 2SN

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About the Course

Oar making is a fine and subtle art; part sculpture, part science- making something strong yet lightweight. We will talk about how to size an oar properly and how to select timber, before moving on to make an oar each, using hand tools from drawknifes and spokeshaves to handplanes.

If you would like to make oars for a specific boat, we can help to make sure they are the right size. We can also provide timber for participants to make a matching oar at home after the course.

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What's included in the price?

All tools and safety equipment are provided as is material to practice and make an oar for your own boat, or for your wall....

We also set you up with a tasty warming lunch and as many biscuits as you can eat.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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