How to Make a Canoe Paddle

Made properly, a personalized canoe paddle is beautiful, strong, lightweight and functional.



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This sturdy, beautiful canoe paddle is a joy to use!
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To begin construction, use a band or table saw to cut the two boards.
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Canoe Paddle Top and Side View Diagram
Grip pattern.
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Draw the patterns on the glued-together wood strips.
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Canoe Paddle Blade Diagram
Blade pattern.
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Taper the blade's thickness from 7/8-inch at the throat to at least 3/8-inch at the tip of the paddle.
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Shape the grip so that it fits your personal taste and feel.
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Once the completed canoe paddle is sanded and finished, it resembles a work of art.
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