|Project by Jerome||posted 06-12-2013 03:18 PM||3110 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is my first paddle that I cut out. I had to cut the 12’ long 2×8 (actually 2×7) with my hand saw. Ii can say that it was a relief to stray away from any power tools, at least for the major parts. I ended using my reciprocating saw to reach the inside angles. the cuts were smoothed off with my jigsaw. I then sanded with 80 grit, 120, grit, and 220 grit sandpaper then cleaned and applied stain and poly.
I created my own stencils for the letters and cut them out with my scroll saw. The small shield was also hand-made and well as the small Greek letters, star and lamp that lay on top. The paddle is about 77 inches tall.
-- Jerome, Marietta, GA