Thought that I would post photos of my current Voyageur paddle project. 22 paddle, 17 millieux and 3 Gourvernail. The text to describe every photo would take me hours to write out well, so I hope that the photos are pretty self-explanatory. If there are any specific questions, I'm happy to explain. Starting with 10-12 foot 4/4 Birch planks. Lay out the patterns, rough cut, let rest, lay out precise outlines, cut out. Clean up shaft, set centerlines. Taper blade, rough out grip. Round over grip end to get the correct radius, carve the grip, round over shaft, clean up the transitions from shaft to grip and blade. Sand smooth. Apply finish. NOTE! In the photo of the jointer bed, you can clearly see the plug. The machine has no power and is safe in this mode.