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Making Paddles

Making Paddles
An efficient paddle's goal is to make a boat go forward and steer it. And you can use it not only...
An efficient paddle's goal is to make a boat go forward and steer it. And you can use it not only with canoes. In this course you will manufacture a paddle tailored to your needs which serves its purpose in a comfortable, efficient way.
  • Introduction to the different types of wood used in paddle making
  • Introduction to the selection of suitable adhesives and coatings
  • Explanation of different possible shapes of blade, shaft and grip and their dimensions
  • Tuning of blade size and shaft length to the individual user and the intended use
  • Selection and cutting to size of the wood
  • Gluing of the blank with PU glue
  • Sawing out the shape
  • Shaping the blade with planes
  • Shaping shaft and grip with planes and rasps
  • Grinding the surface
  • Theoretical introduction to surface finishing
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    Matthias Freymadl

    Boat builder Matthias Freymadl learned his craft in a boatyard on Lake Chiem in Bavaria. He graduated from the Academy of Design & Crafts in Munich with a Master Award. Matthias has been working at Dictum for several years.Matthias Freymadl

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    Workshop-centre Niederalteich

    A haven for traditional crafts!

    A mere 10 minutes drive from our company headquarters in Metten, it is situated idyllically between the river Danube and the Natural Reserve Bavarian Forest and offers ideal conditions for undisturbed creative work.

    The former stable of the Monastery Niederaltaich is optimally equipped with

    • Bench room,
    • Turning workshop,
    • Sharpening room,
    • Machine room,
    • Kitchen and Sanitary rooms.


    St. Ursulaweg 19
    94557 Niederalteich

    More info on our Workshop location Niederalteich
    • QualifikationNone.
    • InfoMaterial included (€ 70).
    • Participants10
    • Language_LongGerman
    • InstructorMatthias Freymadl
    • Duration1,5 days
    • Appointment9.03. - 10.03.2016
    • Time1. day 13.00 - 18.00,
      2. day 09.00 - 18.00
    • SeminarortSt.-Ursulaweg 19
      94557 Niederalteich
    Workshop no. KU1491601
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    €249.00 pro Teilnehmer

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    Additional course dates available on request - our lines are open Monday till Friday, from 8 am to 8 pm by telephone on + 49-(0)991-9109-909 or via email to
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    Course No. Date End Location Price  
    Kursnnummer: KU1491601
    Beginn: 3/9/16
    Ende: 3/10/16
    Ort: Niederalteich
    Price: €249.00

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