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sassafras paddles

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Craig Johnson, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I have been playing around with some different handle styles, also figuring out if the copper tips are feasible. I recessed them into the tip of the paddle so they are flush with the surface, that takes the most time but I am getting quicker. I don't care how much time I have in a paddle I am going to use them and lets face it, at some point I am going to jam the tip into the bottom or something else. I am very happy with this solution for a single board all wood paddle. The one I have been using for a couple years is holding up great and needs no tip maintenance. Check out the grain pattern on the blade of the one just above the painted one, got that one perfect. I'll be bringing these and maybe more to assembly.

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  2. wanderlustjake

    wanderlustjake Beginner Canoeist

    Wow, nice job, grain pattern is neat!
  3. Murat V

    Murat V LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Superb job Craig! Wondeful grain patterns and workmanship. I think a lot of people will be licking your paddles at the assembly this year.

    By the way, have you posted on your technique for the copper tip before? Looks very inventive.
  4. rpg51

    rpg51 Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Do you sell your paddles? I would be interested in the paddle at the top in the last picture.
  5. OP
    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Murat, Here is a link to a thread about the copper tip, although maybe a couple refinements since then.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014
  6. OP
    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    probably just going to do some on commission. talk to me at assembly if you are going. I won't be able to take orders till then. thanks for your interest.

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