I hand carve these beautiful canoe paddles at my home shop in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. They are water worthy and ready to go, or can be used as a unique decoration. I make them as they are ordered, so I can customize them to best suit your needs. The paddle pictured is made of African Mahogany and Birch. I have many species of wood available for you to choose from. I will work with you to design and create your soon-to-be favorite paddle!
Standard Dimensions: Length- 59" Blade-6" x 25"
Finnish: Linseed Oil followed by a marine-grade varnish
There are many different shapes and styles of canoe paddles. The one pictured is very traditional. All of the shaping is done by hand with a hand plane and a sander. A lot of hard work and elbow grease goes into each paddle I make. I leave the edge of the blade about 1/4" thick on the sides, and the bottom closer to 3/8" for extra durability when pushing off rocks.
Please, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you!