Advanced techniques for carving Greenland paddles

taught by Brian Schulz

Course description

If you're an experienced woodworker or have already built a few Greenland Paddles, this alternate shaping system can cut the work and time it takes to build a paddle in half!

In this video I show you the system that I use to shape my own blades and blades for customers.  After getting hyper-organized and clamping the paddle at a perfect working height with lots of light, we will be working to the finished dimensions right from the start, leaving little margin for error, but also saving a bunch of time and effort.   

It takes me less than 2 hours start to finish to complete a Greenland paddle using this system.

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Instructor

Brian Schulz
Brian Schulz

Hi, I'm Brian Schulz, owner and instructor for Cape Falcon Kayak. I've been teaching skin-on-frame boatbuilding since 2002. I'm passionate about skin boat design and and helping people learn this amazingly easy and fun boat building system. My other passions include sustainable agriculture, natural building, and off-grid living. Enjoy the classes, and email me if you have any questions.

Reviews (1)

Greenland Water Propulsion Unit

by Scott Gorman
Nice technique on the paddle blades using the block plane to take down the small edges. Boy sure wish I could get my hands on some Red Cedar here in AZ. Brian you do a very professional job of teaching and safety on the building of the frames for your boats and the paddles. It shows how much passion is in your bones for this stuff. Stay well Scott

Greenland Water Propulsion Unit

by Scott Gorman
Nice technique on the paddle blades using the block plane to take down the small edges. Boy sure wish I could get my hands on some Red Cedar here in AZ. Brian you do a very professional job of teaching and safety on the building of the frames for your boats and the paddles. It shows how much passion is in your bones for this stuff. Stay well Scott