|Project by koopmaun||posted 11-27-2006 09:38 PM||4127 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
There are 2 things that I love to do, work with wood and do pyrography, woodbuned art.
I am an active member of the Saskatchewan Woodworkers Guild and have been teaching pyrography to guild members for 3 years now.
I have been making canoe paddles for presents for years. It wasn’t until I started doing the pyrography that I realized that the paddle blade was a perfect little canvas. I now build regular paddles, straight shaft power stroke blade paddles, and ergonomic bent shaft power stroke blade paddles that feature custom pyrographic artwork on the blade of the paddle.
This not only satisfies my artistic urges, but the woodworking urges as well. The pictures attached here are of a couple of paddles that I entered in a juried art show and won first and second in category and a first in division. If you want to see the shape of the paddle shaft, please visit my website.
-- Koopmaun, Canada, www.screekpaddleco.com