Canoe Paddles : A Complete Guide to Making Your Own

Canoe Paddles : A Complete Guide to Making Your Own Despite the growing interest in making paddles and canoes it is difficult to find reliable information for that craft For the how-to beginner a paddle represents the perfect challenge both finite and functional For the skilled woodworker the opportunity to experiment with design and technique to create a tailor-made product that perfectly suits a paddler's needs is a dream come true In Canoe Paddles A Complete Guide to Making Your Own longtime canoeist and woodworker Graham Warren provides detailed information and guidance to make a canoe paddle that will be used with confidence and cherished for generations The book is thoroughly illustrated with photographs line drawings and plans with measurements for How to make a paddle having a single blade a bent shaft or double blades; How to protect a paddle with oil or varnish; What to look for when test-driving a paddle; How to decorate a paddle; How to care for and repair a paddleThe book also covers Paddle design - grips shaft blade flexibility weight balance; Paddle woods and adhesives; Hand tools power tools and homemade tools carving and finishing tools; Making the paddle - size design mark out cut and carve; Paddle plans including Beavertail Voyageur Algonquin Whitewater Bent-shaft Double-blade Child's; Templates for grips tips and blades; Materials sources The authors include an appreciation of the evolution of the paddle plus a special chapter by renowned canoe-building teacher David Gidmark which celebrates paddle-making in the native American tradition
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