|Project by koopmaun||posted 2326 days ago||2002 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Yikes, it has been a looooong time since I last posted here. Where does the time fly? Anyhow, here it is, a new project just completed.
A bit of background on why I decided to do this. I took a power carving class from my local wood working guild and was wondering what I could do to use this new found knowledge. As I love doing canoe paddles, I decided to do a relief carving on the paddle blade. The paddle shown is a bent shaft power stroke blade paddle made of cherry with maple accent strips and walnut for the blade sides and tip. I have woodburned the moon, the really dark trees and some of the foreground. I also added a burned line under each of the relief edges to emphasize the relief as it is very shallow.
I have not finished the paddle yet, on the books to get started this weekend. It will be finished with 3 coats of spar varnish, wet sanded between coats.
I’m very pleased with the look and feel of this paddle. Even leaving the blade slightly thicker than I normally do, it still weighs in at about 24 oz. This will be entered in an art show this fall in the functional art category. Wish me luck.
-- Koopmaun, Canada, www.screekpaddleco.com