This was my very first attempt at woodworking, about 3 years ago now. I still mostly work with handtools because I haven’t enough money to buy any power tools. I bought a jigsaw, and a random orbital sander, but still always return to my cheap spokeshave, #5 plane, and lately a #3 smoothing plane I picked up for 10$.
This was a gift to my grandfather, and was a nice way to learn. I build it after having read the book “Canoe Paddles: a complete guide to making your own” by Graham Warren & David Gidmark.