Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle

Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle

by Jeff Bach
     
 

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Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle is all about making your own canoe paddle. Probably no great surprise there. Canoe paddles are great DIY projects. This book covers some of the general background like ripping the thin strips for the shaft pieces. More importantly, this book goes into all the details you need to laminate the shaft strips, make the form for

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Making a Bent Shaft Laminated Canoe Paddle is all about making your own canoe paddle. Probably no great surprise there. Canoe paddles are great DIY projects. This book covers some of the general background like ripping the thin strips for the shaft pieces. More importantly, this book goes into all the details you need to laminate the shaft strips, make the form for adding the bend to the shaft, add blade pieces and a handle. Tools are covered as well as the fiberglass and epoxy that the author uses to cover the blade. Plentiful pictures illustrate the project. The paddle maker needs a table saw to rip the shaft and blade pieces, although quietwater paddles also sells the ready to go wood pieces, thus making it possible for those with no table saw to make their own paddles as well. Aside from ripping the wood strips, making a paddle is a quiet hand tool operation. Spokeshaves, block planes and sand paper are the main characters in the process of creating a paddle out of the wood pieces. There's nothing quite like doing your own thing. Canoeing is no different. It's wonderful getting out on the water doing your own thing, it's even better when you are moving the canoe with your own hand made paddle!

Making a paddle is a great parent child project, it's a great Scout troop project, it's a way to get outside in the garage away from all the screens and while away a few evening hours reconnecting with the pleasures of simple manual effort, crafting wood pieces with hand tools and creating your own wood paddle!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148268994
Publisher:
Quietwater Media
Publication date:
02/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,269,271
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Jeff Bach grew up in the country outside Duluth, Minnesota. Back in the day that meant getting outside, and he did with his brother and an old beater canoe they would drag through the woods to a couple ponds where they would paddle and pole. Those first paddles and poles were hand made affairs and began the love of woodworking. Canoeing in those ponds in the early years led to guiding in the Boundary Waters during college at UMD. That taste of guiding in the Boundary Waters led to more incredible years out in Idaho guiding on the Main Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, two of the best rivers on the planet. Eventually he graduated from the University of Montana and entered real life. Currently he is in another flyover state, Wisconsin, where he lives a few minutes away from Lake Kegonsa and a host of other paddling places. You'll find him and his wife or daughters out paddling the home waters and enjoying the pleasures of paddling with hand made one of a kind paddles!

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