First the apprentice had to mark out the piece of ash he was going to use for the shaft for the paddle
Then cut out the paddle blades
Once all the pieces with cut they had to be put through the planner thicknesser to get them to the correct size
The make a start on making the shaft round by using the same method you use to make a round mast from a square piece of wood
Having cut the blades for the paddle leaving on a bit for cramping up which once the glue as set can then be cut to close to correct size to plane and shape the paddle.