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Project by Jack Barnerd posted 03-27-2018 02:55 PM 956 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently bought a canoe and I figured since I was starting out new, why not custom paddles too!

Curly maple is the core and cherry is the accents.

Finished it with Spar Varnish that’s specifically formulated for wooden boats and other exterior woodwork.

This is my first attempt at paddle building and using spokeshaves, now I’m afraid I may have a new addiction!





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 02:59 PM

I am intrigued by you guys making these beautiful paddles. Nice work. I probably wouldn’t want to use it after I make it. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 03-27-2018 03:23 PM

Jack – Careful with building canoe paddles. This can be very addicting. Check these out:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/woodsongcanoes

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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Jack Barnerd

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#3 posted 03-27-2018 03:29 PM

Very nice Roger!

Too late, I’ve already been bitten!

Is it odd to wake up thinking about your next design?

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#4 posted 03-27-2018 03:32 PM

Roger, what spokeshaves do you recommend?

I’ve been working with some old Stanley’s but I’m thinking about Veritas or Lie Neilsen…

I ran across your site the other day and I’ve got to say, Very Impressive!

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#5 posted 03-27-2018 04:59 PM

Great looking paddle.

Hope you get to wear it out!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 03-27-2018 05:35 PM

This is a beautiful paddle and looks very strong. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 03-27-2018 05:48 PM

very nice paddle.

wcp

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#8 posted 03-27-2018 06:19 PM

Beautiful work – get out there and enjoy using it.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#9 posted 03-27-2018 07:22 PM

Very Nice & Well Done Jack! Thanks for Posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 03-28-2018 12:30 AM

looks great.

Nice job

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#11 posted 03-28-2018 12:55 AM

Thought I’d add it’s mate in the pictures. His & Her’s.

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#12 posted 03-28-2018 01:40 AM

Every time I see a beautiful paddle like these, I think I should do that too. I haven’t as yet. Maybe if I ever get back to Quetico I will have better motivation.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 03-28-2018 01:43 AM

Very nice! Not sure I would be willing to use them for fear of scratching or damaging them – they look too good! Thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 03-28-2018 11:32 AM

very nice young man, very nice indeed !!

Finished it with Spar Varnish that’s specifically formulated for wooden boats: excellent choice !!

just be sure to lightly sand and a new coat of Spar every season and they will last a very long time.

.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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