Red Cedar Paddle

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Project by Nugs posted 04-08-2013 06:09 AM 1254 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Paddle I carved out of red cedar. I used a skillsaw to notch out the shaft. The rest was done with a hand plane, a spokeshave and a rasp. I finished it with tung oil and it looks great. Can’t wait to try it out on the water this summer.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 06:26 AM

Looks great.

Welcome to LumberJocks

Is cedar strong enough for a paddle?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 11:31 AM

Thanks! It should be strong enough for deep water paddling, but if it gets shallow and I start to hit rocks, then it will take toll.

This was more or less a practice for a hardwood paddle I would like to carve.

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 01:21 PM

Great job

-- Todd

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 03:34 PM

Good job and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Joel

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 05:41 PM

Yes Monte It is I have made 4 now for my kids each year I put on a little more b.l.o and they are good Nags you woll have to tall me how you like the T top I make mine for the pom of your hand and I have to say it looks nice good work now to carve something in the paddle lol
wood worker Nimkee

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 11:25 AM

Nice!!! They sell pre-made copper protector ends with nails at some marinas. Will save the end from damage.

-- Wood glue residue doesn't take a stain well.

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