Yes I read all the existing threads I could find I have three paddles inherited with my canoe that are pretty well hammered. One looks like it was used only for pushing off rocks, the tip is chewed up to the point you can't see where it originally ended. Another has the end wrapped in sheetmetal and a split that runs up the length of the blade. The third I think has elements of both. I'm not concerned about handling the splits. My question is primarily about the severely chewed up one. I'm sure most or many would put their energy elsewhere but I will probably repair it. I'm thinking of something like a wide scarf joint to create a new tip or maybe a double scarf like a birdsmouth. Has anyone (silly question, of course they have) done a full tip replacement like this? Any thoughts appreciated. I'll post pics sometime if I remember... Thanks! Funny out of three paddles no two of them match. That alone makes me consider finding one that matches one of the three so I'd at least having a matching pair. One appears to be oak, the other two spruce I think but one of those is twice as stout as the other. FWIW.