or Join Now!
home | projects | blog
25 posts in 3297 days
Preview this project card
18615 posts in 3466 days
#1 posted 06-24-2007 11:08 AM
oh how I love the look and feel of a beautiful paddle… SWEEEEEET.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
4564 posts in 3616 days
#2 posted 06-24-2007 01:48 PM
Beautiful padle. What is the purpose of the bent shaft? What particular craft is it made for?
-- Jesus is Lord!
281 posts in 3745 days
#3 posted 06-24-2007 01:58 PM
I like this one even better, love the Honduras Mohagny…
-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com
3994 posts in 3620 days
#4 posted 06-24-2007 05:25 PM
I’ll be on the river in about three hours. That is a beautiful piece.
1804 posts in 3392 days
#5 posted 06-25-2007 12:24 AM
Timbers…this is beautiful. My next project (lumber is bought) is a paddle for a Stand up paddle Board. Similar to these. http://www.whiskeysurfpaddles.com/paddles.asp
What epoxy did you use? I’ll be making it with a center shaft of mahogany and the rest cedar. Did you steam bend the shaft?
-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org
35025 posts in 3706 days
#6 posted 06-25-2007 12:46 AM
Mark: Bent paddles are for the bends in the rivers. I think maybe LOL
-- 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 email@example.com †
2180 posts in 3311 days
#7 posted 06-25-2007 01:59 AM
I think its bent so that it looks straight after you account for the water refraction. Lol
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"
10635 posts in 3552 days
#8 posted 06-25-2007 05:20 AM
You’re both wrong, I know for a fact they’re specially made for people who like to row around in circles. They sure are purdy though. jockmike
-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
#9 posted 06-26-2007 09:13 AM
really appreciate the kind remarks!
The bent shaft design is used in Hawaiian outrigger canoes (other places too that I’m not so familiar with). It keeps the paddle face perpendicular to the direction of travel, thus adding more power to each stroke. It is the preferred paddle design in all competitive outrigger paddling (competitors genarally use the soulless epoxy/fiberglass paddls that are lighter and tend to break though).
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics