|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-01-2014 12:33 AM||2365 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a very customized Mash Paddle ordered to be used as a gift for a Change of Command Ceremony aboard the USS Russell, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy.
The emblem to the left of the ship silhouette is the Navy’s “Command at Sea” badge, while the one on the right is the USS Russell’s Group personal emblem. The silhouette is the actual outline of the USS Russell.
The paddle is 44 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide and made from solid, 1 inch thick Ash.
All carving was done on my CNC router and the ship was cut using my scroll saw.
As this paddle may actually be used in the making of beer, it is treated in 100% food-grade Mineral Oil.
I really enjoyed making this paddle – it was unique and quite the challenge.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com