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Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Craig Johnson, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I recently brought home a load of sassafras lumber I sawed and had solar dried, specifically for paddle making.120 pieces of 8"x 6/4"x6' or8'. Between that and the aromatic red cedar I used to build a pergola for my daughters wedding, my shop smells like a giant spice cabinet. I'm excited to get back to some paddle carving. Here are the first few. The one in the middle is for the WCHA auction at Assembly this year.
    Thanks to Murat, Mr. Adney, and the Passamaquoddy for inspiration.
    I'll probably bring some sassafras blanks to Assembly if anyone is interested.
    Craig
     

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  2. woodcanoenut

    woodcanoenut 1914 Old Town Charles River

    Nice paddles!
     
  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Craig, we missed you ( and your paddles) last year! Be glad to see you this summer, looking forward to it.
     
  4. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes, Craig, hope to see both you and your Sassy paddle blanks!
     
  5. fred capenos

    fred capenos Canoe Pilot

    Craig,
    Please hold two blanks for me. Nice shop. I swear I saw two guys at Paul Smith's last year, that looked like you and Scott. (Grin). Fred
     
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    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Fred.
    Yea, we were there. As I remember Andre was pretty busy last year and I didn't donate a paddle that year so he's forgiven :) Guess my paddles are more memorable than my face :) I'll save you some sassafras.
    Craig
     
  7. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    :eek: Oops. I blame Samuel Adams......
     
  8. kayamedic

    kayamedic Kim Gass

    There goes the bankbook.. again....
     
  9. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Kim,
    You never can own TOO MANY paddles!
    Lick 'em up!
     
  10. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Paddles are like canoes... you always need one more.
     

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