Aloha everyone, time for my first blog entry. I recently started stand up surfing and when searching for paddles, I was directed to Bob Babcock’s postings. I was totally blown away and inspired! I set up my account, contacted Bob, and off I went. OH, thanks again Bob, I talked to Bill and will be paddling in Maui next month!! I hope to see you there.
Below is the jig that I made by gluing up two layers of 1/4 inch ply between two outer layers of 3/4 ply. I cut the jig into two pieces so I would be able to bend the shaft at 14 degrees. I expect the final angle to be about 13 degrees after the wood relaxes some out of the jig. You can see how huge the thing is, but I hope to make a few paddles, so I beefed it up quite a bit.
The matt on the floor is a traction pad for my stand up board. I put a larger one on and put some no slip material on the bottom and now I have the coolest anti fatigue matt ever!
Well, that’s it for now, but if you found this by accident, search for paddles at lumberjocks, there are some very cool projects already done for you to look at!
-- "A ship is safe in a harbor, but that is not what ships are for" ~ Unknown