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Service Learning Project: Craft of Oar Construction

Course Overview

Learn to use simple hand tools to create a set of handcrafted wooden oars as participants help cut, shape and plane oars for North House's fleet of small wooden boats. This two-day service learning project provides a thorough, hands-on introduction to the craft of oar making. You’ll use traditional hand tools including a spokeshave, drawknife and block plane to construct a custom set of oars from basswood. A great way to round out your experience at the Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival.

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