Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Build Your Own Paddle class

Recently Zach Hubbard from Terlingua hung out at the shop and knocked out this 68" guide stick to use as a stand up canoe paddle on the Rio Grande. 

He picked out the blade wood  ( from the outside, ash, walnut, aspen, wenge with a korelian burl tip) and also promised me that Jim wouldn't get too mad if we plagiarised one of his blade shapes. 

We also finished this warranty stick for Idaho raft guide Nate Minkler. As it turns out Western Red Cedar is too soft to hold up to a rafting season on the Arkansas river and so we made him a new stick out of Alaskan Yellow Cedar and added an extra layer of glass.

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