Handmade Whitewater Paddles

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 09-11-2009 09:56 PM 3113 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I might be unemployable and broke, but darn it I have a nice set of raft paddles.

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 10:00 PM

Nice lookiing paddles, Dennis.

You may be up *t’s creek, but you are definitely not without a paddle!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 10:19 PM

Charlie stole my line dam him lol…...Dennis they are very nice looking paddles as for the rest i’v been there myself but i do hope that something comes along soon mate …............

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 10:52 PM

sure nice looking paddles Dennis. Good work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 09-11-2009 11:16 PM

Nice to see you back in action Dennis!

Very nice , & classy looking paddles. I’m sure someone will want to buy these.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 09-11-2009 11:41 PM

Dennis are you going boating with some friends are are you branching out into the boat accessories division of Woodworking.

Great looking ones.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 09-11-2009 11:53 PM

nice looking paddles… but what are you doing? Outfitting an entire outrigger canoe?

Reminds me of the joke… “Damn, we’ve got to paddle faster… the Captain wants to water ski…”

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 12:28 AM

Great looking paddles, are you going to be marketing them somewhere?

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 09-12-2009 12:35 AM

Always great to have in case you find yourself up that creek…....... :)
Good job!

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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dennis mitchell

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#9 posted 09-12-2009 02:19 AM

Thanks everyone. These are for my personal use. I thought of trying to sell them. I think they are about $40.00 paddles. The store owner would give me $20.00 for. Lets see $8.00 for wood. One hour plus for construction. Two hours for sales. That leaves me at $4.60 an hour.
Too much like trying to build furniture. I’d do better flipping burgers.

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#10 posted 09-12-2009 02:31 AM


These are beautiful! They look too nice to use. I think I’d just hang them up in the family room

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 09-12-2009 03:07 AM


Nice job. I’m curious also, what inpired you making so many paddles?

Good luck on the job search.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 09-12-2009 12:46 PM

Hey Dennis,
Nice design and finish…..well done.

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#13 posted 09-12-2009 01:10 PM

Very nicely done, Sir. Even it nobody will pay what they’re worth, you’ve got your self some good looking paddles. It’s unfortunate that mass production has lowered appreciate for fine work.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#14 posted 09-12-2009 02:49 PM

Dennis they are great looking paddles.

I would put them in a diaplay cabinet, not sure if I would ever get them wet!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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dennis mitchell

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#15 posted 09-12-2009 05:07 PM

Bob I can fit five people in my raft and I figured we would be sure to lose one (person or paddle) in the rapids.

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