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    Lumber choice for durable solid-wood paddles

    I've read a fair bit about different woods and their characteristics, which for the most common seem to range from most durable/heaviest/harder-to-work to lighter/easier-to-work/less durable with something like: ash > maple > cherry > sassafras > spruce > western cedar, at least among the more...
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    Seattle Area: Need spruce for inwale replacement. Where to find?

    I purchased a 1942 Guide GS in good shape, however time will tell after I remove the varnish and two coats of paint to see what else may need attention. So far after my first inspection, one of the inwales is cracked in 5 places; someone was heavy-handed with the screwdriver. I've already been...