Some stores are more dangerous than others. While I feel zero interest in browsing Forever 21, in stark contrast to my daughters, I do feel a strong pull from stores stocking wood and tools. So it was both a dangerous and happy day when Woodcraft opened a store on the East side of Madison, which is an easy drive from Stoughton, where I live. So of course I go there fairly often and usually end up buying what I want and not so much what I need. Very dangerous, but fun, as most “wants” tend to be.
I explained what I do with the wood pieces I buy there, usually the exotics that I can not find anywhere else. I asked if they ever let “outsiders” teach classes and lo and behold they do. So I am.
Starting in May, Woodcraft in Madison, WI. will be holding a four week class on making a bent shaft laminated canoe paddle. I will be teaching it and six students will ultimately walk away from the last class with a bent shaft laminated canoe paddle they built with their own hands.