The Greenland style kayak paddle is nearly finished. It's been shaped and given a good sanding with 80 grit paper. I'll likely sand it with a higher number, again, over the weekend. Then epoxy coat the tips before giving it a coating of boiled linseed oil or some other oil type wood preservative.
I also plan to add a drip ring of either bicycle inner tube or line tied in a turk's head knot.