Green Boys Paddles

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Project by greenology posted 07-09-2016 01:44 PM 1725 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So excited to have completed these canoe paddles! I made these with maple, walnut, western red cedar, white birch, and coastal redwood (sourced from an older gentleman that had been holding onto it since the late 1960’s!). These double bent-shaft paddles are gifts for my 6 and 3 year old boys. I’m so fortunate to have such amazing kids to share my passions, our collective wilderness, and the wonders of this world with. These will provide them with the means to explore, inquire, discover and learn as they grow into young men! What better gift for me to give to my kids!! The last photo is my youngest getting excited to use his new paddle!

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#1 posted 07-09-2016 05:06 PM

Very nicely done!

Good design and fabrication both!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-09-2016 05:16 PM

Wow, what a shape and patern! I bet he doesn’t like to be photographed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-09-2016 06:05 PM

Nice work , nice story. I see some good times with those paddles. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#4 posted 07-10-2016 12:28 AM

Thanks ralbuck, majuvla and R_Stad.

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#5 posted 07-10-2016 05:11 AM

simply magnificent

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 11-19-2016 10:58 PM

Really nice—curious—do you lay up laminates for the bent shaft? Or do you steam bend? Or just bandsaw out the curves?

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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