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  • #666332

    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I don’t know what you use/used as epoxy but I recommend West system.
    Have a look

    https://www.westsystem.com/

    #666341

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I don’t know what you use/used as epoxy but I recommend West system.
    Have a look

    https://www.westsystem.com/

    West System seems to have a product ideally suited to canoe and paddle building. I have heard the name recommended ever since i first began to be interested in canoe building.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #666350

    You could always just buy a paddle…lol.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #666359

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Yeah epoxy seems like a stronger glue, I am using titebond 3 for the moment. I plan on fiber-glassing the blades for strength.
    Anyone have any resources for purchasing fiberglass supplies?

    I attached photos of my first paddle, one while gluing, and one after initial shaping of the blade.

    What you have done looks pretty good. Pretty sure you will be ok with Titebond 3. What woods did you use in this paddle? Do plan on make more then one paddle?

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #666424

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Yeah epoxy seems like a stronger glue, I am using titebond 3 for the moment. I plan on fiber-glassing the blades for strength.
    Anyone have any resources for purchasing fiberglass supplies?

    I attached photos of my first paddle, one while gluing, and one after initial shaping of the blade.

    What you have done looks pretty good. Pretty sure you will be ok with Titebond 3. What woods did you use in this paddle? Do plan on make more then one paddle?

    I used cedar, ash, and hard maple. Yes I am going to try to build a side income crafting paddles. I have started the second one. I am working on what style so I can get patterns made.

    Here is the second paddle blank

    Attachments:

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #666425

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    I don’t know what you use/used as epoxy but I recommend West system.
    Have a look

    https://www.westsystem.com/

    Thank you for the recommendation!

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #666426

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Anyone know where to get the sanders he uses in this video?

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #666429

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Paddle making is huge over here with all the 6 man canoe and OC-1 racing. Lot of carbon fiber and wood too. It’s all open ocean over here. This one has carbon fiber edges and back on it. It’s the one my boy used in the Molokai Ho race.

    That is a NICE paddle. Carbon fiber, I may have to learn more about it.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #666437

    Paddle making is huge over here with all the 6 man canoe and OC-1 racing. Lot of carbon fiber and wood too. It’s all open ocean over here. This one has carbon fiber edges and back on it. It’s the one my boy used in the Molokai Ho race.

    That is a NICE paddle. Carbon fiber, I may have to learn more about it.

    I may be wrong, but I think carbon fibre uses an autoclave to set the resin.

    There are a lot of interesting designs in paddle making. Seems many people are using a blade set at a slight angle too.

    and other neat designs.

    Not sure if they increase function, but some sure look cool. Let your imagination go wild I guess.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #666440

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    Yeah epoxy seems like a stronger glue, I am using titebond 3 for the moment. I plan on fiber-glassing the blades for strength.
    Anyone have any resources for purchasing fiberglass supplies?

    I attached photos of my first paddle, one while gluing, and one after initial shaping of the blade.

    What you have done looks pretty good. Pretty sure you will be ok with Titebond 3. What woods did you use in this paddle? Do plan on make more then one paddle?

    I used cedar, ash, and hard maple. Yes I am going to try to build a side income crafting paddles. I have started the second one. I am working on what style so I can get patterns made.

    Here is the second paddle blank

    You second blank looks pretty good. I never made any blanks with cedar before. It is good have patterns.

    Paddle making is huge over here with all the 6 man canoe and OC-1 racing. Lot of carbon fiber and wood too. It’s all open ocean over here. This one has carbon fiber edges and back on it. It’s the one my boy used in the Molokai Ho race.

    That is a NICE paddle. Carbon fiber, I may have to learn more about it.

    I may be wrong, but I think carbon fibre uses an autoclave to set the resin.

    There are a lot of interesting designs in paddle making. Seems many people are using a blade set at a slight angle too.

    and other neat designs.

    Not sure if they increase function, but some sure look cool. Let your imagination go wild I guess.

    I never seen any paddles like this before. They look pretty cool.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #666814

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

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    Anyone know where to get the sanders he uses in this video?

    Where I worked they used as sander that might have been homemade. On side there was sanding belt and other side there was pneumatic sanding drums. That sander seem to work well. They ran really long sanding belts.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #666815

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Paddle making is huge over here with all the 6 man canoe and OC-1 racing. Lot of carbon fiber and wood too. It’s all open ocean over here. This one has carbon fiber edges and back on it. It’s the one my boy used in the Molokai Ho race.

    That is a NICE paddle. Carbon fiber, I may have to learn more about it.

    I may be wrong, but I think carbon fibre uses an autoclave to set the resin.

    There are a lot of interesting designs in paddle making. Seems many people are using a blade set at a slight angle too.

    and other neat designs.

    Not sure if they increase function, but some sure look cool. Let your imagination go wild I guess.

    The bent paddle is more square to the water when it contacts it and provides more thrust through the stroke than a straight one

    #666857

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    The bent paddle is more square to the water when it contacts it and provides more thrust through the stroke than a straight one

    Because the bent shaft paddle is used in one orientation only; the top grip is formed differently and fits your hand better, too. Another power and comfort advantage. I would be curious to try one, I’m not sure how it would perform as a solo paddle. A J-stroke might be a bit awkward.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #666882

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Pro
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    The bent paddle is more square to the water when it contacts it and provides more thrust through the stroke than a straight one

    Because the bent shaft paddle is used in one orientation only; the top grip is formed differently and fits your hand better, too. Another power and comfort advantage. I would be curious to try one, I’m not sure how it would perform as a solo paddle. A J-stroke might be a bit awkward.

    I have not had problems with mine as a solo or when paddling in tandem. just a little different to get used to at first, but once you make an adjustment not a problem.

    #666891

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    a bent blade paddle usually 12-14 degrees gives a longer duration of stroke. I like using bent blades and can perform a J-stroke with it, just something to get use to.
    I will eventually make a jig for bent blade paddles once I make a steamer box so I can bend the wood.

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #666894

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    @irish_red Do you do any paddling or paddle making over there?

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #666934

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    a bent blade paddle usually 12-14 degrees gives a longer duration of stroke. I like using bent blades and can perform a J-stroke with it, just something to get use to.
    I will eventually make a jig for bent blade paddles once I make a steamer box so I can bend the wood.

    When I made bent shaft paddles we didn’t use a steam box or a jig. Our shafts were bent at the blade of the paddle.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #666972

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    The bent paddle is more square to the water when it contacts it and provides more thrust through the stroke than a straight one

    Because the bent shaft paddle is used in one orientation only; the top grip is formed differently and fits your hand better, too. Another power and comfort advantage. I would be curious to try one, I’m not sure how it would perform as a solo paddle. A J-stroke might be a bit awkward.

    I have not had problems with mine as a solo or when paddling in tandem. just a little different to get used to at first, but once you make an adjustment not a problem.

    a bent blade paddle usually 12-14 degrees gives a longer duration of stroke. I like using bent blades and can perform a J-stroke with it, just something to get use to.
    I will eventually make a jig for bent blade paddles once I make a steamer box so I can bend the wood.

    It’s been a while since I did any paddling; maybe this summer I will get back on the water. All this talk of paddle making is beginning to get to me lol

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #667067

    GTokley
    Pro
    Madoc, ON

    I have added a couple videos on padding making. One is making a paddle for decoration.

    One I want make paddle on my own. I never got the chance to make one from start to finish.

    Greg

    instagram.com/gregtokley/

    #667317

    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    a bent blade paddle usually 12-14 degrees gives a longer duration of stroke. I like using bent blades and can perform a J-stroke with it, just something to get use to.
    I will eventually make a jig for bent blade paddles once I make a steamer box so I can bend the wood.

    When I made bent shaft paddles we didn’t use a steam box or a jig. Our shafts were bent at the blade of the paddle.

    So you didn’t bend any wood, just glued the blade on at an angle?

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

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