Greenland paddle making in bulk with router and jig

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Greenland paddle making in bulk with router and jig

Post by adambolonsky » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:25 am

This blog series on GP-making received a lot of readers over at duckworks, so I figured I'd post it here.

It's a six-part series showing a New England paddler using a hand-crafted jig and router to carve a Greenland paddle.

She made the jig with wooden dowels and hand-made curved gliding skids, and was able to bang out a Greenland paddle with it in about 2 hours.

Trickiest part is forming the graduated curves (the gliding skids) from shaft shoulder to blade to tip - and the the most time consuming.

But once the jig is made there it is, ready to form as many paddles as you might want.

Anyway, here's the link to the first part of the series:

http://paddlingtravelers.blogspot.com/2 ... addle.html
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