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Fritz// 13.09.2020

Maiden voyage Mentha

We were able to finish our first workshop, which had to be interrupted in March due to corona, and finally inaugurated the SOF-canoe named Mentha, built together with the participants, on the Ruhr.

On lake Kemnade we started at the same place where we launched our first canoe "Wabnaki" in 2015 and followed the Ruhr via Hattingen to Bochum-Dahlhausen. We used the numerous transfer points to swap boats and so everybody could paddle all five canoes and kayaks once and test the different boat types, hull shapes and paddles. We let the evening end with a fire at our workshop.


Calle // 17.06.2020

Article in the 'Hand Drauf' Magazine

Our first canoe building workshop is still interrupted due to corona, but there are news. The Hand Drauf magazine of CONTORION has portrayed us and our work. In the first article "w.werft: traditional canoe building in Wuppertal" we give an insight into our passion for boat building in a short interview.   

The canoe building community is small and the mutual exchange of tips is as much a part of the craft as screw clamps. This is also the topic of the second hand article "How to build your own canoe", in which we give some helpful tips, especially for steam bending. Steam bending can be very fulfilling but also frustrating.


Fritz // 30.03.2020

Article in the local newspaper

Text: Joanna Kaufhold


Fritz // 16.01.2020

our first canoebuilding workshop

Our first workshop will take place in March 2020 in the studio KuKuNa of the Caritasverband Wuppertal/Solingen e.V.

Here we will report about it soon !
More information on the Workshops page

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