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Practice Paddles

Discussion in 'Making your Own paddles' started by beekeeper, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

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

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    beekeeper
     
  2. stickbow

    stickbow Well-Known Member

    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?
     
  3. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    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.


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

    beekeeper
     
  4. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Bee,
    Looks like you experiment just fine.
    Bob
     
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    WOW, Grampa! - which one is mine? Nice job.
     
  6. BEARS BUDDY

    BEARS BUDDY Well-Known Member

    I'm still available for adoption and unlike Jack, I am already potty trained.:mrgreen:
     
  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    That was cold, Ger. You hurt my feelings.
     
  8. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    You boys probably need a paddle, but I don't make those kind. I'm too soft hearted. :lol:

    Paw Paw beekeeper
     
  9. BEARS BUDDY

    BEARS BUDDY Well-Known Member

    Jack, he knows us too well. :mrgreen:
     
  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Grandpa's getting mean. Time again to put Preparation H in his toothpaste tube.
     

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