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Asymmetrical grip

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Rob Stevens, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Recently I carved a sassafras paddle with an asymmetrical grip. The paddle was a commission (retirement gift) but the idea came from a Redtail signature paddle I recently bought new from Kijiji (it was a comp to the photographer after an advertising shoot). See pics

    And here's a recent blog post by Murat about an intriguing scroll grip paddle.
    http://paddlemaking.blogspot.ca/2016/09/cherry-gallery-unique-scroll-grip-;paddle.html
     

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  2. Murat V

    Murat V LOVES Wooden Canoes

  3. OP
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    Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I started with a 6/4" sassafras board. That way I didn't have to laminate a piece on to increase the thickness to get the asymmetrical grip. I usually start with 6/4 anyway to ensure an oval shaft perpendicular to the blade.
     

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