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Project by Bob Babcock posted 08-25-2007 03:24 AM 2729 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally made it to the projects page from the blog .

Cedar and mahogany, cold bent laminations.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#1 posted 08-25-2007 03:32 AM

That is beautiful work Bob. The attention to detail is terrific and I really like the relief shown on the third pic. Great stuff and thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#2 posted 08-25-2007 03:34 AM

Very nice Bob. I’ve not said much. I but I have been watching and admiring them for a while.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 08-25-2007 03:47 AM

Ta daa! It’s been educational to follow the process. I agree with others on liking number 2. It will be interesting to hear a report about the difference in performance (if any) due to the different blade sizes. Have fun next weekend!

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#4 posted 08-25-2007 03:58 AM


This is some great work! Wow – those are too nice to ever use!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 08-25-2007 04:18 AM

truly beautiful job !! great inlay work, glue up and finish

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 08-25-2007 04:29 AM

Those are awesome Bob. Bet your brother, I believe it was, will be pleased.

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Thos. Angle

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#7 posted 08-25-2007 04:50 AM

Really great, Bob. I don’t know from paddles but I know good work when I see it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 08-25-2007 04:57 AM

Great looking paddles Bob.

-- 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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#9 posted 08-25-2007 05:51 AM

Beautiful Bob – don’t know much about paddles, but I know what I like.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 08-25-2007 12:12 PM

magnificent and I know that you will be able to sell many of these! You’d better get busy building.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 08-25-2007 04:35 PM

Beautiful woodwork, now surely they are for decoration, right…...??

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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Bob Babcock

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#12 posted 08-25-2007 07:22 PM

Thanks all…these were a blast to make. I’ll be making a lot more. I do hope they get used though. At the very least each has to be tested. One stipulation for my brothers is that if he decides it does go on the wall it has to be used once in the waves at Thousand Peaks. . I would prefer that they meet the level of performance I’m looking for….I’m hooked on blade dynamics as strange as that sounds…:). I want them to be in the hands of people having fun with them and then when they get home it goes on a rack on the wall…..LOL…another idea…include a nice rack.

The gentleman in the video is Giampalo Cammarota, all around waterman and webmaster of the Maui Surf Report. One of my brother’s many acquaintances/friends in Maui. I love reading his blog….I may make him a paddle for letting me get to Maui at least vicariously.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#13 posted 08-27-2007 12:30 AM

Beautiful looking paddles Bob. I really like the second one with the relief detail. Great job!

-- Koopmaun, Canada,

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