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Spoon blade double paddle

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by DAVID EDGERLY, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I am atempting to make a paddle such as the one Dick christie has made for the auction in years past, does any one know what kind of tool he used to spoon out the blade. I think he had told me once that he altered a certain type of spoke shave for this,I wish I could remember more of that conversation.
    Dave
     
  2. Cliff Ober

    Cliff Ober Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    The travisher and small compass plane found here: http://www.crownplane.com/catalog.html are a good start; travishers and scorps found elsewhere would also be likely candidates.

    Cliff
     
  3. OP
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    DAVID EDGERLY

    DAVID EDGERLY Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Cliff
    I will add this to my christmas list.
    dave
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    I just shaped a spoon blade oar and used a Lie Nielsen convex palm plane. It was a whole hell of a lot easier to control than a travisher or a scorp.
     
  5. Cliff Ober

    Cliff Ober Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I forgot about that L-N squirrel tail since I have the palm sized Crown plane, and I agree that it's probably easier to use than the other tools. Travishers aren't all that bad though...

    Cliff
     

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