Friday, April 29, 2011

Making a 2 piece Greenland paddle

Sometimes you would like to have a 2 piece G paddle, for travelling or as a spare on your deck, or just to be cool.Its quite easy to make if you have the right connections.
First of all take one of your handmade paddles, get hold of one of Joe`s carbon ferrules, cut the paddle and shape the end to fit inside the ferrule. It helps a lot if you have a friend like Meir with a machine shop who can help with a lathe, otherwise you have to carve it by hand.
All thats left to do is glue the pieces together with epoxy and strengthen toh joint with some carbon and epoxy

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