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Winter Walnut paddle

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by ticonderoga, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. ticonderoga

    ticonderoga "Just one more"

    This past winter I had no canoe to restore so I started making more paddles ( you can never have enough )! I wanted to make one that was different than the others I have made in the past, so I designed a new grip that works with multiple hand positions and has a finger groove in the center that tapers to the shaft. I have used this grip before but not with the finger groove. I used black walnut for its great color and strength and it weighs the same as my ash paddles. To finish it off I added a burned in moose. It is finished with Tung oil on the grip and two coats of thinned Man o War spar varnish matte finish. Can't wait to wet it! Joe
     

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  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Nice piece of work!!!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    ticonderoga

    ticonderoga "Just one more"

    Thanks, I hope it paddles as good as it looks!
     
  4. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Interesting grip and I like the moose too.:)

    Cheers

    Alick
     
  5. FIREWHATFIRE

    FIREWHATFIRE New Member

    awesome paddle, my friends call me Moose so that makes me smile a bit.
     

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