Up a creek with a couple of paddles......

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 08-29-2012 12:45 PM 1636 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not completely smart on the “significance” of the paddle plaques but have been seeing them presented as gifts recently prompting me to learn how to do fancy ropework…..You Tube University has tons of tutorials on how to do this and even this caveman figured it out. I can’t take credit for the paddles as they were purchased from a local marina but plan on making nice quality paddles out of exotic woods to compliment the rope work. Thanks for looking and appreciate any feedback to improve.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 08-29-2012 01:27 PM

Looks like a rope trick to me. Very nice.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 08-29-2012 02:00 PM

Nice fancywork shipmate….get ready for your BM rating badge.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 08-29-2012 02:18 PM

Thanks….it gives me something to do at soccer practice for my daughter…ha. I’m not ready for a BM to certify me must yet.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#4 posted 08-29-2012 04:37 PM

This should receive an award for your creativity. Nice work.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 04:53 PM

The ropework is equally impressive as the woodworking.
Nice job.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#6 posted 08-30-2012 10:15 AM

Nice fancywork, Al. Adds a nice touch to the paddles.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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