Wooden Spanking Paddles

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Project by Steve posted 04-26-2013 04:56 AM 7812 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden spanking paddles have been around for thousands of years with the earliest recordings as far back as the 10th century B.C. Most schools have prohibited their use as corporal punishment, but there is still a market for wooden paddles. They are often engraved and given as awards in Sorority and Fraternity ceremonies, and they make great gag gifts for teachers, adults, and children. Paddles are made from all types of wood and take many creative forms and shapes. I made all of these paddles in one day out of scrap wood. Now get your butt out to the shop and make yourself a wooden paddle. Be creative and most of all…HAVE FUN!

Part of the fun is naming your paddles. Here are my names in the order pictured…

1. The Greene and Greene Spankin’ Machine
2. The Heart Stopper
3. The Backhand Server
4. The Samurai Smacker
5. The Stud Stinger (with optional storage compartment)
6. The Holy Moly

Click here to watch my YouTube video on making paddles.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 05:38 AM

Hmmm May have to try and make some myself I know a few who would love to have these.


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#2 posted 04-26-2013 10:23 AM

Very nice. Too bad we can’t use them in schools. Might solve a lot of behavior problems.

Comedian: When I was growing up, time out referred to the number of minutes you were unconscious.

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 11:16 AM

Im cracking up at the idea of a Greene & Greene spanking paddle. They’re either rolling in their graves or having the best laugh ever right now.

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 12:03 PM

I’m just thinking of all the things I could store in that handy storage compartment…. oh the possibilities.

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 01:57 PM

My mom called these – The Board of Education!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 02:35 PM

I made one as a threat for our oldest son years ago. He was nick-named Bubba so we called it the Bubbabuster.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 03:18 PM

I love it! the Greene and Greene Spankin Machine! Oh how I wish I could use these on my kids at school- it would make my job a lot more fun!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 03:21 PM

Nice conversation pieces they are. They should make a great gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 05:22 PM

Thats pretty funny! I was just asked to make two greek paddles by my cousin for her daughters, to be presented to them at thier Methodist confirmation. I don’t have a clue what a paddle like this has to do with the methodist church, or confirmation, but it will be fun to make! I’ll post once completed. Nice job on these!

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#10 posted 04-26-2013 06:37 PM

Don’t you need a background check and registration to own one of those. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#11 posted 04-26-2013 11:11 PM

As a young ‘un, I remember fearing the paddle….
Now they excite me!!! Lol.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 11:59 PM

We had a teacher who had “Ouch!” carved out of the face of his paddle – but in reverse. The female teachers used to send kids to him for a hiding. He used to fill the paddle with chalk dust, give them a good one and send them back to show the word imprinted across his backside to the teacher who sent him.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#13 posted 04-27-2013 12:35 AM

Nice job.
I made my grandmother a paddle once.
She asked, “what do I need that for?”
I told her, “So you’ll stop hitting me with rolling pins and frying pans.”


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#14 posted 04-27-2013 12:57 AM

Thanks everybody! Love hearing all your paddle stories and jokes. These were fun to make and used up some scrap that I’ve been tripping over.

-- Steve in Lawrenceville, GA -

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#15 posted 04-27-2013 02:42 PM

Now when I was in school, I remeber the swat stick had alot of holes in it, it let the air out so you got the full impact. Still didn’t get my attention, guess thats why the schools stopped tardy and smart mouth swatts Old School I am !

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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