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Thursdays Paddle * part 1

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Jeff Horton, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. Jeff Horton

    Jeff Horton Senior Member

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    Jan 15, 2002
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    Since I couldn't paddle today, I built a paddle. Well I started yesterday so actually I finished a paddle today.

    I have been saving this nasty piece of wood for a while now. I think it is old grown Western Red Cedar but I am not sure. It also looks a lot like mahogany but I don't think so.

    Doesn't look like much does it? It was one of two diving boards on a boat house I salvaged.

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    Under all the dirt and weathering is a beautiful grain and along side is some samples I was considering.

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    I cut it up and then glued it up and let it dry overnight.

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    Saw it to rough shape and start working it hand planes, spoke shave and rasps.

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  2. Jeff Horton

    Jeff Horton Senior Member

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    Part 2

    Here I was about to start working the shoulders to fit my hand.

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    Here it is after a lot of work with the hands tools and a lot of sanding and a coat of oil

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    All this is left is to take it to the water and see how it performs. Make any changes and then varnish it.
     
  3. redfish

    redfish Senior Member

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    Nothing beats reclaimed wood. Nice straight checks, little to no twist.
     
  4. Ms. Janet

    Ms. Janet Elite Member
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    Oct 27, 2004
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    That's gonna be some spanking....:rof::rof::rof::rof:
     
  5. Tom Woolford

    Tom Woolford Elite Member

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    Well, now if you get up $hit creek, you've got the paddle!

    (Nice work by the way)
     
  6. JT1974

    JT1974 Senior Member

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    Looks a little heavy to me. How much does it weigh? Have you considered carving the blades to a more concave shape? That outta make it bite the water a little better and also lighten it up a bit.
     
  7. Jeff Horton

    Jeff Horton Senior Member

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    It's very lightweight. Sorry no scales but well under 30 oz.

    A concave shape is all wrong. It wouldn't generate lift (think airplane wing).
     
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