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My first bent shaft paddle

Discussion in 'Making your Own paddles' started by bwcapaddler, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. bwcapaddler

    bwcapaddler Member

    Here's a few pics of my first bent shaft canoe paddle...I had done one or two straight shaft paddles before this, and actually found the bent shaft less overall work than straight shaft.

    It's made completely out of cedar and weighs 18oz. I fiberglassed the blade and epoxied the whole thing. It's held up really well after a ton of beating on rocks and such in the BWCA.(You can see a few scratches, but that's it after quite a few trips...

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  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    That is one nice paddle and as you know a coat of varnish will remove all the memory markers ( scratches) you have on it .

    Chuck.
     
  3. OLDMOSSBEARD

    OLDMOSSBEARD Member

    That is one sweet paddle.
     
  4. BEARS BUDDY

    BEARS BUDDY Well-Known Member

    Like he said...beautiful work!
     
  5. mosportsmen

    mosportsmen Well-Known Member

    Good Paddle!

    I would like to try that one of these days. ended up finding one on ebay last summer for 40 bucks so I figured I couldn't make one for that. Yours looks better though.

    Tom
     
  6. noomi

    noomi New Member

    Been paddling with my homemade paddles and was wondering if a larger blade would make a big difference. I had some spare time on my hands and a brand new 6 by 48 inch sander I haven't used so I took a couple of day and put this together. One more coat of epoxy and then 3 coats of spar varnish and it's off to the river to try it out! :D
     

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