Since school is out and I finally have some time to devote to kayaking and projects. I decided to start my summer with building a Greenland Paddle. I figured this would be a good introduction to Cedar and some of the same tools that I will be using for the F1.
Below you will see pics of my process. Its not perfect, but if I do any further work on it I will pass the point of no return and probably ruin it. I learned a lot. Hopefully my second one will be more decisive in planes, lines and contours.
My main difficulties:
not having block plane experience
Not knowing how to read wood grain to avoid grain tear out.
Making the paddle a tad too wide for my proportions in an attempt to get more “catch” and force. Still works great though!