Monday, March 4, 2013

First Canoe Paddle

first canoe paddle in the making

My first attempt at making a canoe paddle. I've got a Greenland Kayak Paddle under my belt, but this'll be my first single bladed stick. I'm using a single poplar plank for this. It's meant to be a throw-away piece to cut my teeth on and make mistakes on. Loosely based on the Cree Indian design in the book. Once I get the handle shaped a little more, I'll sand it, oil it and take it to the lake to mess about.

first canoe paddle in the making

The next time around, I'll use better wood and I'll either make another single plank beavertail paddle or maybe a laminated one.

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