Every year of the boat show we feature free paddle carving for kids in our booth and every year parents can barely drag their kids away from it!
That’s why last year, we started offering these kits so that kids could finish their paddles at home!
Each kit comes with an adjustable flat based Stanley spokeshave (the same tool we use in the booth) and a simple softwood cut-out in the shape of a canoe paddle. From there kids can clamp it down and follow the guide-lines to learn 3 dimension shaping with the use of traditional wood tools – and once they start they don’t seem to stop.
Sandpaper easily smooths out the paddle and with a coat of paint or varnish we’re pretty sure alot of these end up as family gifts… and its not just fun for kids.