Sunday, January 13, 2008


OK, just because it's too cold to paint or do any epoxy work doesn't mean that there isn't something to do. I figured a homebuilt wooden kayak deserves a homemade wooden paddle, so today I started to make it. It's a piece of ash that started out as an eight foot 2X6 (actually 1-1/2X5-1/2. I cut it down to 5" wide, then laid out the pattern of the paddle on it. Carefully using a circular saw, I cut out the blank for the paddle. My choices now are 1. to find someone with a bandsaw or 2. to get to work with a handsaw and plane. It will probably be the latter.

More to come.

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