Standup Paddleboard Paddles #5: Time for the water.

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Blog entry by Bob Babcock posted 08-25-2007 01:43 AM 2307 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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We should be paddling these next weekend at Lime Rock . My brother is going to be racing over the weekend in his Peyote MKII in the Rolex Vintage Festival. It should be a great time.

Here are the finished paddles….actually I still need to varnish them but they shouldn’t change much. The one on the right is the 2nd one. Much lighter than the 1st and likely to be the one my brother chooses.
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Blade fronts…I really like #2…I hope it performs well with the rolled edge.
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Rear…I wish I had used a piece of dark cedar instead of the mahogany on the rear of #2.
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Isurus oxyrinchus
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The Face. Both front and rear are book matched on #2
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You can’t see this detail in the outside pictures. I scalloped the blade using my ROS.
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Lots of fun to make. I’m considering going into production. I could justify the buying of about 30 12” clamps that way…:) I’m at least going to make some for the rest of my siblings.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 01:58 AM

ooooooooooooh my!!
yes indeed #2 is SWEEEEET
gosh golly.

Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 02:01 AM

HI Bob:
They turned out just stellar!
I am partial to #2 as welll.
I have to wonder how many jigs you could adapt to run these as production models.
It could be the start of another “skate board” craze.
I wish we were closer cause I could really sink my teeth into this one!


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 02:45 AM

Hey Bob, I don’t know wether you’d be winning the races or not but you’ll be the most elegant paddlers down there, that’s for sure! Great job man. (nice shark inlays by the way… pardon, Isurus oxyrinchus inlays) ;o)

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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 08-25-2007 05:01 AM

Thanks for the show, Bob.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 09-03-2007 04:04 AM

beautiful work bob…

-- whoever invented the hole... knew nothing.

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#6 posted 09-03-2007 05:58 AM

Great Bob. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 09-03-2007 06:50 AM

Wow! Beautiful…

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#8 posted 09-07-2007 11:37 PM

Great job Bob! I like them both, either oar. :)

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 09-13-2007 05:06 AM

Nice work Bob!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 01-17-2009 09:08 AM

hey bob…looks good…how thick is the blade? how did it work in the water? lets trade secrets…

-- SurferMoefoe

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