The second apprentice learning to use hand tools as chisels to shape the shaft of his paddle
Carefully using a paring chisel to continue to shape the shaft of the paddle near to where the blades are going to be glued on to the shaft to continue the next stage of the making of the paddle.
How the shaft of the paddle started
Now getting closer to the finished shape
Now sanding the the final high spots off the shaft
As a company we employ disable young people to help them achieve their goals of becoming boat builders as we find they practical talents which would otherwise be lost.