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Project by need2boat posted 11-16-2011 07:30 PM 1774 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these about 5 years ago before I really go into the finer sides of woodworking but paddle making came up on one of the lists so I’m adding them for those who might want to make a set.

They were made from 1/4 thick ash planed down to 1/6 after joined. I then added Dynel fabric which has a very high abrasion resistance and swells in the resin. After the tips were shaped I put the venerr caps on, signed and put a quote on them, then covered with 2-oz plain weave glassed over everything.

I used a few 1/8 PVC plastic jigs and the router to do a lot of he shaping.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com





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Paulo in Texas

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 07:56 PM

They look great, but what are they used for?

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 09:16 PM

Fascination Alley

Rather then explain here’s a taste.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 09:27 PM

very cool.

Are those usually made of wood (considering they are basically in water for the entire day)?

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 09:30 PM

for the longest time people used wooden paddles. Hand paddles got popular about 5-10 years ago. Most are made from plastic drums but wood is way nicer.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#5 posted 11-16-2011 09:33 PM

Thanks for the reply, I agree that wood is much nicer than plastic most any time of day, just wondering about how the prolonged usage under water would affect the longevity of the paddles.

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#6 posted 11-16-2011 10:03 PM

you glass the outside with epoxy and fiberglass so unless your really banging rocks it doesn’t cause any issues. They can get scratched up a little but it takes a good hit to chip the epoxy.

Joe

-- Second Chance Saw Works http://www.secondchancesawworks.com Blog: Positive Rake http://www.positiverake.com

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#7 posted 11-16-2011 11:02 PM

you learn something new every day—here’s mine!!
Cool.

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#8 posted 11-17-2011 06:31 PM

Thanks for explaining that, and after seeing the vid and googling Dynel fabric, it makes it that much more interesting considering how durable and waterproof your paddles are.

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#9 posted 11-22-2011 06:39 AM

I was under water .. I was under water … I was under water … i lost count …

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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