|Project by twissty||posted 08-28-2010 03:26 PM||2096 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I finally got around to making a paddle.
This was laminated using a 1/2 ” thick white pine core and 3/8 ” reclaimed red oak.
It was glued up using Raka epoxy resin thickened with maple sanding dust. This made the glue lines a nice chocolate brown colour. The shaft was shaped with a 1/2” roundover bit on a router table, the grip with a spokeshave and belt sander, and the blade with hand planes , a spokeshave , and a cabinet scraper.
As it was shaped by hand, its not perfectly symetrical, but i think it gives it a bit of character.
It’s finished with two coats of raka epoxy and two coats of spar varnish.