Building kayaks in Feb 2017 at the ancient fortress on the island of Suomenlinna guarding the entrance to Helsinki, Finland. Build a kayak in less than one minute!
Our workshops attract participants from all walks of life: enthusiastic woodworkers, semi-pro sea kayakers, traditionalists, and everything in between. Or sometimes, none of the above. Sometimes, people just need to get out from behind their desk, pick up a chisel, and get crafty. Last April, our friend Barney, over at the camera review site DPReview.com, got it […]
We’re headed to the Delmarva Paddler’s Retreat in Maryland this year! Kiliii will be giving an evening presentation about the Iñupiat on the North Slope of Alaska, where traditional skinboats (umiaqs) are still used to conduct the sacred bowhead whale hunt and subsistence hunting is still the way of life. You can see an intro to […]
The 2015 Santa Cruz workshop was lovely and with the amazing weather we launched into Elkhorn Slough, right off Monterey Bay, to test the boats for the first time. This is from a GoPro from Cliff Hodges (of Remote Survival and Adventure Out fame).
There’s something about London. It might be the giant barges that are customized houseboats floating on the Thames, the beautiful stone bridges, or the pubs packed with character on every corner. We had all of the above building our kayaks under the arch of the famous Kew Bridge, and had builders coming from locations as far away as […]
A few photographs from the recent kayak workshop in Addy, WA, just north of Spokane. Since it’s the only workshop we regularly do away from the sea, the participants of this workshop mostly opted to build the new 12′ Inlander kayak, designed by Seawolf collaborator Patrick Farneman. Hosted in the giant shop at the Woodworker […]
One of our highlights last year was building kayaks in wintry Cumbria, England. This year we’ll have less sheep but more brave men and women working on boats, and conveniently near London! Here are a few photos from last year’s workshop, as well as details for this coming one. Dates Offered: November, 2014 Location: Southhampton, UK Costs: […]
Just returned from a lovely kayak-building course in eastern WA state. Chewelah, to be more precise. It was, as you can imagine, gorgeous, but on top of that it was sunny and we worked with the doors open to the outside world most of the week. A lovely time, and six brand new boats made […]
If you’ve ever wanted to hear the symphony that is bringing a traditional kayak to life, then glance at this video, from our kayak-building workshop in Teton, Idaho, in conjunction with the Rabbitstick Rendezvous.
Our recent workshop in Teton, Idaho, resulted in some rather beautiful boats. Many thanks to David Wescott for hosting us at his beautiful hand-built mortice-and-tenon barn. Take a gander at some photographic moments from the workshop.
A few weeks ago we built five new boats at our new workshop outside Portland. Alex to our left here came all the way from Calgary, Alberta for this one and she built a beautiful kayak. Alex just sent me a letter with, “p.s. i love paddling that boat.” Awesome. One more person closer to […]