Re: A sign of things to come... (lots of pics)
Wife + kids + holidays = not much time for Dad's projects.
I have managed to get some work in though. I sawed the hell out of that block of wood and managed to find 4 quarters of paddle blades in there. I earned 'em. That was some work there.
As of this morning, I've glued up both paddle halves.
Yesterday I cleaned up the excess material on paddle#1
I started sawing out the inside, then saw how this was going to be a not-so-fun job.
So I pulled out the spokeshave and started taking out some frustrations on that ash...
That was fun, but yeah, I had to work for that too. Here's the final product (so far)
Blade shape. Drawn in Microsoft Visio. 103.8 sq in surface area (approximately
) All but a sliver of maple will get trimmed off. Oh well.
And of course, my little helper. Who, any day now, will be adding "two front teeth" to her wish list.