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Practice Paddles

beekeeper

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Mar 4, 2009
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#1
Used some more discount cut off boards for practice, befor investing in good wood. I like building these things.





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stickbow

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#2
Nice. The ones with different tones on the feathering from shaft to blade (like the third from left in the top photo) - did you laminate another layer or laminate on a blade, or is it just the lighting?
 

beekeeper

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Mar 4, 2009
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The blades and shafts are made from a 3/4" board, with another strip laminated to the shaft. I did this to make the shafts thicker than 3/4". The shafts finish out 1.25" thick X 1" wide. Without the added strip they would be 3/4" thick X 1" wide.
The third and sixth ones from the left are pine with a cedar strip. The others are cedar blades and shafts with pine strips.
I don't have a better picture of the one you asked about, but this one shows the strips better.




The strips are different lengths, but I was not trying to build a matching pair, just experimenting.

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