by Mike Smith
Very nice instructions, focusing on the import issues.
by Michael Hiltmann
Very good and interesting, pleasant to view the corse. Also your site is very perfect, I bought the plans and I' m curious to build the paddle.
by Michael Ferrel
very well done
by Kent M Jensen
Although I have a lot of woodworking experience this was a great series of lessons on building a Greenland Paddle. Everything is there to lead you to a good finished paddle. I especially like the step-by-step lessons so that I can work through the process one piece at a time and easily re-view a lesson if needed.
Very Well Done
by William Rupp
This course is one of the best I've seen. Concise, easy to follow, and entertaining ! Well worth the time spent watching.
by Richard Smiley
I'd expected a lot more work and a lot more skill requirements that this requires. Fortunately I didn't go and buy a concave spokeshave or some such item, although I'll invest in the best block plane blade I can get.
My only criticism (and not having received the plans, I can't say whether it is justified or not) is that names appear and before I write them down they are gone and I can't seem to go back and get them after the clip ends.
As someone who also uses a bow (archery) I am wondering if you've tried with laminated cores - that'd give you way more strength and as little or as much flexibility as you wanted... but of course you'd want to seal it, and yes, I caught the comment about a hard finish creating blisters. These are paddles that wear out.
by Luca Paci
Clear footage, a lot of talking for non English properly speaking!
What a great video...
by Andrew R Wilds
Great video, excellent pace and detail. Informative and entertaining...I will be back for the plans on payday!
by William McCaffrey
Brian, I thought you did a great job with breaking down each step and making the whole process repeatable to relatively inexperienced persons. You touched on all of the critical dos and don'ts
Just a suggestion for the future: I think it always helps beginners if the tool set is as small as possible and the need for power tools is eliminated where possible. This paddle could be built entirely with a small set of hand tools in not much more time than with power tools: good saw preferably a Japanese Dozuki saw, 1" to 1"1/2" chisel, block plane, a card scraper, and a couple of pieces of straight hardwood to use as a saw guide. A little more elbow grease is required, but that is half the fun of it IMHO.
by Hans-Gunnar Samuelsson
First Rate Greenland Paddle Course
by Chuck Granger
Just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your Greenland Paddle build videos. You made the process incredibly clear, and I'm well along on my paddle build. I did purchase the document, mostly to support your video work, but your videos stand on their own.
Thanks for a great resource!
Excellent demonstration of proper tool use.
by Jim Jeffries
I greatly enjoyed the explanation of the steps involved in shaping the Greenland Paddle, but the discussion of tool safety and demonstration of proper use makes this an excellent presentation. Though I've been using planes, spoke shaves and draw knives throughout my life, I picked up a couple of tips during the course.
Now, I'm off to find some suitable wood to make my own paddle!