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#1 posted 06-24-2007 11:08 AM

oh how I love the look and feel of a beautiful paddle… SWEEEEEET.

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#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!

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#3 posted 06-24-2007 01:58 PM

I like this one even better, love the Honduras Mohagny…

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX -

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#4 posted 06-24-2007 05:25 PM

I’ll be on the river in about three hours. That is a beautiful piece.

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#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.

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

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#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 †

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#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"

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#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 -

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#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).

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