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Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own

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Canoeists are increasingly discovering the deep satisfaction in creating their own equipment rather than adapting to the generic standards of boats and paddles available through retailers. Indeed, interest in making paddles and canoes is at an all-time high with recreational boaters. For the how-to beginner, a paddle represents the perfect challenge, both finite and functional. For the skilled woodworker, the opportunity to experiment with design and technique and thereby create a tailor-made product that perfectly suits a paddler's needs is a dream come true. In Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own, longtime canoeist and woodworker Graham Warren presents detailed blueprints for making paddles that you will cherish and use with confidence. From his insightful look at the way a paddle works when it meets the water through the selection of the best woods, adhesives and tools, Warren takes the reader on a veritable paddlemaking odyssey. You will learn how to make a paddle with a single blade, a bent shaft or double blades; how best to protect a paddle with oil or varnish; what to look for when test-driving your paddle; how to decorate it; and how to care for and repair it. Warren also includes an appreciation of the evolution of the paddle, and a special chapter by renowned canoe-building teacher David Gidmark celebrates paddlemaking in the native tradition. Canoe Paddles is thoroughly illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own
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A complete guide to making your own canoe paddles.
Graham Warren has been building wood-canvas canoes and paddles since 1991. His articles on canoeing have appeared in many journals. David Gidmark teaches canoe building in Wisconsin, New York, Tahiti and Quebec. His previous books include Building a Birchbark Canoe and Birchbark Canoe: Living Among the Algonquin.
Diversity - evolution of the canoe paddle; design - inner workings of the canoe paddle; woods and adhesives - a guide to materials; tools - selecting your level of technology; paddlemaking basics; adding power; double blade paddles; oil and varnishes; care and repair; origins and native traditions; paddle plans.
'Canoe Paddles makes it possible for many of us novice woodworkers to create our own personal paddles. Whether you are making a paddle from a single piece of wood or a laminated paddle consisting of several pieces, this comprehensive book will show you the way... An excellent book for creating beautiful, functional paddles' N. Glenn Perrett, Metroland North blog; 'This book combines practical woodworking technique with practical canoe use experience... Covers every single aspect of canoe paddle building' Sawdust and Shavings.
Author
Graham Warren, David Gidmark
Short Title
CANOE PADDLES
Publisher
Firefly Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
1552095258
ISBN-13
9781552095256
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
623.829
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-03-31
Imprint
Firefly Books Ltd
Subtitle
A Complete Guide to Making Your Own
Place of Publication
Ontario
Country of Publication
Canada
Birth
1952
Pages
176
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