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Greenland Kayak Paddle, my first real woodwokring project

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Project by gr8outdrsmn posted 01-01-2009 03:37 PM 1444 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My paddle is finally finished. Putting the finish on it took longer than carving it, haha. Carving took me about 8 hours (the first hour of that was learning the best technique for a block plane and reading the grain for the best result), or a little less, but i only used a stanley block plane and a sure form tool. Putting the finish (4 coats of tung oil) took me 4 days haha. I am pretty happy with my results. The wood is pine. I bought a 2×12 and ripped it down into 3 even widths. 2×12 because it was the straightest board i could find and had as few knots as possible. I cannot wait to do another, though this time I think I will carve a canoe paddle.

Here are a few more shots of the process and prouct. Thanks for looking.

I apoligize in advance for some of the pictures. I tend to get kind of goofy when the camera comes out. I tried to keep it to a minimum with this, haha.

Not sure what i am selling in this picture, but i am sure it will be a #1 seller, haha.

Do you like my haribow? haha

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.





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branchout

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 04:36 PM

Nice job. I would consider your sturdy looking work bench a woodworking project as well. Cheers man.

-- Live, think, breath wood...

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isetegija

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 05:02 PM

Very well done.
May I suggest Your next project be stool for work bench.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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gr8outdrsmn

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 05:06 PM

Thanks guys.

This was done before i built the additional top for this bench. The new height is at 40’’ so I can stand and carve. There is a project set of it on here as my 1st project. Suprisingly, the sheetrock bucket is pretty comfortable, haha.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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Karson

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 05:26 PM

A great carving project. It’s interesting to see something made almost entirely with a wood plane.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 01-01-2009 06:14 PM

Bravo! Nanook would be proud.

-- 温故知新

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 01-01-2009 06:55 PM

Nice job!

You should have arms like the Hulk after all that planing.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Cedrus

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#7 posted 01-03-2009 07:41 PM

A very nice and well done project of the timeless kyaak paddle. I was thinking about doing one in yellow cedar for water/rot resistance. Friends of mine have made them – believe me for extra long and trendy coat racks etc. what a waste. Hope you get the enjoyment to equal your efforts out of this beautiful paddle.

-- Cedrus of British Columbia

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gr8outdrsmn

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 01:49 AM

Thanks you guys. Actually, it has not even seen water, sad I know, haha. It has been decorative thus far. I have actually carved a Voyageur paddle and am working on an Ottertail paddle right now. I will post both of them soon. The Voyageur only lacks having a finish applied, but i just started carving the Ottertail so it will be a few days, maybe a week. It all depends on how cooperative the weather is with me applying the finishes.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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#9 posted 10-15-2009 07:13 AM

nice work cool

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