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A little maple & walnut for the summer

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Nachako, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Just finished some new toys IMG_0093.jpg
    ? Sorry still figuring this out
     

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  2. FIREWHATFIRE

    FIREWHATFIRE New Member

    classy looking paddles there. Hoping to build me a set soon for my WIP canoe build.
     
  3. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Nice work! How do they do in the water?
     
  4. OP
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    Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I did 2 of them. 1 with a 30” blade for solo lake paddling with an Indian stroke. 1 with a 25” blade for river paddling.
    They are strong , light with a epoxy edge.
     
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  5. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy

    Nice looking snow shoes! Did you use babiche?
     
  6. OP
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    Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    The frames are made of maple ( I am presently doing bear paws in a black walnut )
    I String them with braided nylon I get from Faber.
    That way the are not only for show but also go ( it lasts 4x longer in rough terrain)
     
  7. Serge Lemay

    Serge Lemay New Member

    Nice !!! Love it.

    How did you do/insert your edge?
     
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    Nachako

    Nachako Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I put duck tape on the backside of the paddle Them mix west system epoxy with wood flour until it is fairly stiff. Build the edge and later file it with a wood file to shape. Then sand it after it has hardened
     
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