R.C. Cross posted pics of his paddle on the WCHA forums. It is made from a piece of curly Douglas Fir and has a stunningly, hypnotic grain pattern. Apparently it was quite a chore to carve because of the multiple grain reversals, but what a magnificent visual effect!
I'm an avid canoeist and general "outdoorsy type" guy with a bit of an artistic side. Recently started this hobby of making custom canoe paddles after my disappointing experience with most commercial brands. This site documents various styles of single blade canoe paddles I've made or researched as well as other canoe related info I've stumbled across on my internet wanderings. Hope you enjoy your visit.