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New Paddles

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Craig Johnson, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I haven’t made any paddles for a while but while I was sorting through my stock of maple to make some canoe seats I was left with a nice piece that was just the right size for making a paddle. It made for a pretty paddle but weighing in at 2 lbs. 6 oz. it felt like an anchor to me after being used to my 1 pound white cedar paddle. I decided to make another one out of sassafras and it came in a one and three-quarter pounds which is a little more reasonable. The sassafras has a nice grain pattern in the concave handle area. 361DE96E-B948-461D-8275-80EF05473605.jpeg B08B6B2B-D9D5-4847-8B10-2F3B6F684D37.jpeg 5394866F-6CAD-4508-BB2E-973696C0FE13.jpeg
     
  2. Murat V

    Murat V Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Great work as always, Craig! The grain on the sassafras sure looks pretty. I think any paddle will feel like a brick compared to your masterfully carved, 1 pound white cedar blade. Been trying to source out a wide enough piece of white cedar up here but haven't had too much luck.
     

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