Saturday, December 22, 2007

Paddle Making Info

So how does a complete newbie go about making a paddle...READ! The most authoritative book on the topic is written by Graham Warren, entitled Canoe Paddles: The Complete Guide to Making Your Own. Fantastic detail on every aspect of construction, from tool lists to techniques while also including plans for various designs and an intriguing chapter on various elements of native design.

While some of the marking/measuring techniques are quite different (and more laborious) than I learned at the Canoe Museum Workshop, the book's overall info is superb. Apparently this is Warren's 2nd book on the subject. I've ordered his original paperback on the topic Making Canoe Paddles in Wood from his site and will comment when it arrives (probably in the new year)

A few other sites I found with quality info include the following:

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