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Project by David posted 02-12-2007 10:31 PM 9487 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small basswood canoe paddle that I carved for my son to celebrate his first Boy Scout Summer Camp. The finish is Deft Sanding Sealer and multiple coats of Deft Clear Gloss Lacquer that was wet sanded between coats and finished with wax. I posted a small blog on the process of makinng the decals used on the paddle.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 02-12-2007 11:34 PM

Neat, I like the decals, it gives it class, & it’s personal. My son is in the vinyl sign business, I think he’d enjoy seeing this.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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David

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#2 posted 02-12-2007 11:40 PM

Thanks Dick. I think some day this will be a small treasure for my son to share with his son!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Don

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#3 posted 02-13-2007 12:00 AM

And David, take it from me, you will be a grandfather in the twinkling of an eye. Time does pass so very fast.

This is a very nice memento for your son, one I agree he will cherish. I do like the label idea and will read your blog on that.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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#4 posted 02-13-2007 02:47 AM

That is a nice neckerchief slide. Mine in boyscout’s was simply their standard metal issue.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#5 posted 02-13-2007 02:52 AM

Cool project

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#6 posted 02-13-2007 03:16 AM

Very nice Dave – your son should treasure that for a long time. When I first saw it and did not read or expand the photo out – I though it might be a “hello stick for fish” – glad to see it was something that was worth while and again something that you will remember giving.
Thumbs up….

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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David

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#7 posted 02-13-2007 03:53 AM

Thanks guys for the great comments. My son is excited to see his slide on the website.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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oscorner

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#8 posted 02-13-2007 07:56 PM

David, thanks for the ruler. When I saw it on your blog I thought it was a lot larger. Your son is a very lucky lad!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Diane

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#9 posted 03-31-2007 04:45 PM

Very nice gift to a son, what was his reaction?

Diane

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David

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#10 posted 05-01-2007 07:35 PM

Diane -

Matthew loved the slide. He is working on some carving himself.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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mjpierson

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#11 posted 06-21-2007 03:10 PM

ah! the old boy scout neckerchief slide – I made a few of them in my day, most carved with a pocket knife (which might have been for woodcarving merit badge)...but certainly nothing looking as nice as this…think I have all those merit badges listed on the back too….

-mjp

-- Mike - Columbus, Ohio

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brunob

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#12 posted 08-20-2008 04:58 PM

That brings back memories. I used to make and trade neckerchief slides. Probably had 60 or more. Still have a few. Thanks for the post.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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David

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#13 posted 08-20-2008 05:04 PM

Bruce -

Thanks! I had a lot of fun with that little paddle. I kept it in my pocket and worked on it during idle time at camp. It brought back lot of memories. I used to make and trade neckerchief slides as well. They don’t seem to have the same focus as years ago!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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