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Hi all. Here is another paddle I did this summer for an art show. The shaft and blade are made from hard maple with the blade edges and tip in walnut.

This paddle is 60” and is a bent shaft power stroke blade design. Being made of solid maple added a bit of weight to the paddle. It is about 26 oz rather than the 22oz or so that paddles of bass or black willow end up being. You wouldn’t think that a few ounces make a difference but when paddling all day, or even for a few hours, those few ounces end up feeling like a ton.

All in all, this turned out very well. The image shown here is prior to the varnish being applied. When all done, the walnut ended up framing the maple beautifully. This is one of my favorite to date, and I’ve done a lot of paddles in the past 2 years.

Cheers,
Doug

-- Koopmaun, Canada, www.screekpaddleco.com





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2545 days ago

I can see why it would be in your favourites list—stunning!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Diane

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#2 posted 2545 days ago

Very nice, you sure are good at this, it is your calling for sure.

Diane

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 2545 days ago

Very nice, Doug. It’s interesting how the overlap of the image creates continuity. Really well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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jembo

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#4 posted 2545 days ago

I would not know where to begin, very, very nice.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 2544 days ago

Very nice Doug. Nice paddle and great pyro.

One of the things I’m most concerned about with the paddle I’m making is the weight. This is my 1st and while it looks pretty nice it feels a bit heavy. It’s a Stand up surf paddle so it’s bigger (6’10”) and it weighs about 3.5 lbs. I’m making another immediately and I’m going to focus on weight/performance. Can you share some of your paddle construction experience/methods?

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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koopmaun

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#6 posted 2543 days ago

Hi Bob. Thanks for the comments. I’ll post a blog entry in a bit on the methods I use to make my paddles. The paddles I make are 60” in length so you have quite a bit more wood to deal with and thus more weight which in unavoidable. There is lots of room to play with weight/performance for sure. Some of it is wood selection, some blade and shaft thickness, some size of the paddle.

Doug

-- Koopmaun, Canada, www.screekpaddleco.com

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mtnwild

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#7 posted 2126 days ago

Beautiful, very talented, good thing, work with that, LOL

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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