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Bob Babcock Inspired Stand Up Surf Paddle #2: Paddle blades and shaft material

01-16-2008 06:53 AM by Scott Grier | 10 comments »

Well, my first blog ever is up, so let’s keep the ball rolling. Let’s talk about materials. I definetely want to use koa for the blades, so I went to the Martin & MacArthur furniture shop and bought a triangle shaped piece about 2 1/4” thick 18” on one side and 7” across the base. I cut that into the two bookmatched pieces for the blades. I was really careful when using the tablesaw and bandsaw, then finished them off on a drum sander. They came out pretty nice and will look great when finished. On the right side of the picture are two smaller pieces of Koa I plan to use for some type of “T” handle. In this shot you can see the jig,...

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