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Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Rob Stevens, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yup, winter has set in. I didn't get a chance to paddle my newly made w/c canoe, but I made 3 new paddles -those hanging in this shot -one ottertail and two Avery (one each of white ash and black cherry).

    While varnishing those, I also refinished 6 older ones, many of which have been used by a variety of outdoor ed. students on 9 day trips in Shield country, so were due. Some can be seen in this photo.
     

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  2. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Do I understand correctly?

    Let me get this straight in my head. There appears in the photo at least six canoe paddles, varnish can and rags, six nails in the ceiling with strings, airplane parts on the mantel, animal parts on the wall, and an unused exercise bike and barbell, all in what appears to be your living room. What a guy! Do you want the name of the divorce attorney that helped me out or do you think you can get your own? Good luck!

    Jim C.
     
  3. OP
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    Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Actually, if you look closely, there are 12 paddles (including one from Norway and two from the Amazon), 3 sets of snowshoes and a stack (about 2 dozen) of unframed paintings.
    Not to worry, this is all in the TV room/den. There's lots of other room in the house for Mary, our two daughters and two cats.
    There haven't been any complaints so far. But then, I don't have a (finished or unfinished) canoe in the living room.

    Rob
     
  4. dboles

    dboles LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Avery as in snowshoe maker fame.?
     
  5. garypete

    garypete LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Getting something else straight

    Can I assume you put those exquisite birdseye-maple paddles in the hands of outdoor-education students for nine days? What trust!
     
  6. OP
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    Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes.

    Avery & Sons Snowshoes
    Po Box 339,
    Whitney, ON, CA K0J 2M0
    Telephone 613-637-2825

    Whitney is at the eastern entrance of Algonquin Park, in Ontario, CANADA
     
  7. OP
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    Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Uh, no. Students used the black cherry and ash paddles.
    The quilted maple one is my shorter length beavertail for messing around in marshes.
     

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