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Novice to paddle making.

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by SonicCanoe, May 1, 2013.

  1. SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Have searched threw and found lots of helpful tips. But im looking for more information on making laminated paddles. Ive already done some experimenting and have come up with the conclusion that i need some advice ha. Ive already got a prototype in the making ill post pics a lil later. So hope to get some good advice and maybe a lil bashing lol. Thank for checking the thread out leave some words of wisdom.
     
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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    100_0308.jpg 100_0305.jpg heres a couple of what i got going on. I decided to use aspen as a prototype paddle as its easy to form and rather light. This is the shaft and handle and than one side of the paddle. i used 3/4 and laminated them together to make a solid 1 1/2 in shaft, rather be bigger than what im looking for. than used the same method for the paddle aspen for front side of blade red oak on back. Found some nice red wood on some old patio furniture staind but useable. il post a lil more when i put them all together.
     
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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    also does anyone know where to get some design patterns ?
     
  4. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

  5. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks i actually ordered the book threw amazon. Awesome link thanks.
     
  7. OP
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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    No info on lamination processes. In those articles.
     
  8. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Use a quality epoxy glue. Make sure the finished paddle is well sealed with spar varnish.
     
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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Okay i got some good epoxy for the 2nd paddle. But i just used gorilla wood glue for this first one. I got some marine grade waterproof and uv protection varnish for the blade but il use a oil for the handle and shaft. Took the clamps off today and it held together so im in the clear for the next 2 hours ha.Il post more tricks.
     
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    SonicCanoe

    SonicCanoe Curious about Wooden Canoes

    100_0306.jpg 100_0308.jpg 100_0307.jpg Some day old pics ill get the cut out paddle up later tonight
     

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