I actually made a canoe paddle, and plan on making some more. My new paddle served me admirably on many miles of paddling over the past seven years. Making Canoe Paddles is as complete a treatment of the subject as one could hope to find.
Making a paddle is a challenge but the authors explain every step with well-illustrated clarity. The tools, woods, adhesives and techniques are all explained thoroughly and several pleasant hours of work result in a tool that you’ll be proud to own and use.
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