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.
Graham Warren, David Gidmark
Firefly Books Ltd
A Complete Guide to Making Your Own
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