Canoe paddle

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Project by MrDan posted 04-27-2010 06:26 AM 2303 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A basswood canoe paddle. A before and after. There was actually enough for two paddles in this half of the log. This was my first attempt at carving. I did this first and then moved on to the much smaller spoons. Maybe I should’ve done it the other way around and started small but…

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 09:25 AM

niiice looking padle and if it ain´t broken yet
it most be a well done padle


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#2 posted 04-27-2010 03:31 PM

Wow. Well done.
How long did it take you and what tools did you you end up using?

-- Chris

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 04:28 PM

Amazing work. I’m still trying to figure out how you turned that beautiful paddle into a log!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 05:54 PM

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah I haven’t been on the site in so long that I had a bit of a backlog of projects to post, so I got busy with it last night…
The paddle took me about 4 days to complete. I used an hewing axe for the roughing out, then a drawknife and rasps for the general shape and finished up with a palm sized japanese handplane and lots of sandpaper. I eventually finished it with many coats of tung oil.

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 01:53 AM

I’m sweating just looking at the pic. You won’t be up a creek with out a paddle! LOL Good job

-- God loves you too :-D

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 12:59 PM

Don’t get them mixed up, you won’t go far and it will be messy in the kitchen.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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