|Project by gr8outdrsmn||posted 01-01-2009 03:37 PM||1681 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
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
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