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Blog series by Bagtown updated 03-10-2012 04:18 PM 3 parts 20366 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Starting to Make A Canoe Paddle

02-29-2012 06:02 PM by Bagtown | 8 comments »

Well, this is such a great and giving site, I thought I should contribute a little. So here you go. There’s still plenty of snow out on the lake but we’re only about 6 weeks away from open water on the lake and rivers around here. I’ve made a few paddles in the past, and this is how I make them. Nothing too fancy here, mostly handtools and lots of sweat. This is a very satisfying project, and it’s really not too difficult. There are no mating parts, no dovetail, no ...

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Part 2: On to the shaft

03-02-2012 04:13 PM by Bagtown | 2 comments »

So for this installment we’ll rough and semi finish the shaft and semi finish the blade.So I turned the blade over and roughed that side out. You see in the next shot that again the centreline on the face of the blade is still there. The focus in this next shot is a little blurry but hopefully you get the idea. It’s an end view of the blade. You see that the crossection is sort of diamond shaped. You’ll also notice that mine is a little off, but I can fix that later as...

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Part 3: Up the Creek with a Finished Paddle

03-10-2012 04:18 PM by Bagtown | 4 comments »

So, here we go.This will be the final chapter to this series.When we left off the paddle blade and shaft were somewhere between roughed and semi finished.The next step is a little slower. At least for me it is.The handgrip.Excuse the poor photography, but here is what were starting with for the handgrip. You get the idea. We’re starting with just a roughsawn blank.I think if I had been a little slower and used just a little more care at the bandsaw stage, then I wouldn’t have s...

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