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Different woods for paddles

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by ticonderoga, May 3, 2020.

  1. ticonderoga

    ticonderoga "Just one more"

    During this time of forced isolation, I am getting around to making a few paddles out of woods that I haven't used before. It was nice to work with different woods and seeing what are the characteristics of each species. Left to right : Flame birch, very tight grain Ash, Tiger maple and American chestnut. Now I can't wait to get them wet! Thanks for looking. DSC_1433.JPG DSC_1433.JPG DSC_1431.JPG DSC_1431.JPG
     
  2. Brly

    Brly Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Very nice! Did you stain the ash?
    I'm a sucker for curly maple, but they all look really great.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    ticonderoga

    ticonderoga "Just one more"

    Yes the ash was stained to really make the grain stand out.
     
  4. Brly

    Brly Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Looks great. I have some split ash I intended to use for snowshoe frames. I'll have to see if any of it is wide enough for paddles.
     
  5. Murat V

    Murat V Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Great carving! Am I correct in assuming that Flame Birch is actually Yellow Birch?
     
  6. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yup. And it is the provincial tree of Quebec.
     

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  7. CZanatta

    CZanatta New Member

    Where did you source the American Chestnut? Is it refurbished wood?
     
  8. OP
    OP
    ticonderoga

    ticonderoga "Just one more"

    Very limited supply from a forester friend!
     

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