|Project by koopmaun||posted 08-09-2007 02:56 PM||1732 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
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.
-- Koopmaun, Canada, www.screekpaddleco.com