First you will need to determine what kind of paddle you would like to make:

  1. Canoe Paddle
  2. Paddle Board Paddle

The biggest difference will be the length of the paddle, canoe paddles are significantly shorter. The process of laminating the wood strips together will be the same for all of the paddles that we will be making.

Use the table from the quickblade paddles website as a reference for finding the length for paddle board paddles.

To determine the length for a canoe paddle, follow the instructions on the handout. You always have the option to make modifications to the plans we will be using. For example, by default, we will be making pear shaped grips. Some students may prefer a T-grip ... it will be up to you to find the plans to make the different style(s) that you would prefer!

Use the link below to start your planning: