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SWG Member Classes 2016-17


Beginner Carving


Intermediate Carving

Nose study stick

Dovetail Joinery   

Paddle Making 


October (completed)

To be scheduled

Jan. or late Feb.

November (completed)


To be scheduled


Bob Gander

Glen Friesen

Paul Perron

Bob Gander

Joe Janzen

Doug Cox

The joinery project is a simple 4 sided box sized for napkins. I'll be focusing on the dovetail joinery at the four corners using predominantly hand tool techniques. Although all tools and materials will be supplied, there are a few tools students could bring to help with work flow. Suggested tools to bring are: a small assortment of chisels, a wooden mallet, and a hand saw..

Students are offered a choice on what type of paddle they would like to make,. A regular straight paddle, a power stroke paddle or an ergonomic bent shaft paddle. For the power stroke and bent shaft paddles, Doug will assist the students in laminating the paddle shaft, adding the blade pieces and handle blocks. From a pre-made paddle blank, the students will then procedd to cut out the basic paddle shape, power plane it to rough finished thickness and sand the entire paddle. Once sanding is complete the students will spend the remainder of class time adding a custom wood-burned image to the blade of their paddles. For this class all materials are supplied..