Shotgun Paddle

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 01-09-2015 08:52 AM 3243 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This unique item was commissioned as a going away/transfer gift for a Navy Gunners Mate Chief. His shipmates brought me an old stock from a shotgun and asked me to make a paddle and put the two together to make what I call a “Shotgun Paddle”. There is a command coin embedded on the paddle along with the recipients warfare devices. On the stock we installed a Chiefs anchor and the Gunners Mate crossed guns insignia. I made the paddle and handle out of walnut to match the stock and finished the entire piece with clear lacquer. My wife did the wrap between the stock and the paddle. It is done in OD Green and Tan Para chord.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 09:59 AM

Very cool design. Truly great work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 10:15 AM

I’ll echo what Monte said, Cool design! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 01:59 PM

Extremely unique idea. A job well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 01-09-2015 02:21 PM

Very unique. Nice looking. I like the para chord center. You sure are busy with the wood working :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#5 posted 01-09-2015 02:31 PM

Purdee nifty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 01-09-2015 04:11 PM

Thanks for the positive comments. I only had 3 days to get this done as it was a rush order. Finished it midnight last night and delivered it to a very happy customer at 8am this morning. Whew!!

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#7 posted 01-09-2015 05:24 PM

A cool and wacky project.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#8 posted 01-09-2015 10:39 PM

Unique piece with some really figured walnut….Well done!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 01-10-2015 12:29 AM

That’s a real one off job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-10-2015 12:55 PM

Interesting, unique, funny and awsome project.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 01-11-2015 07:58 AM

Great design, well thought out

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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