New Shaft

This one will be a Spruce center with surrounding Western Cedar.

spruce

Clamp it:

spruce-in-clamos

Turned out pretty nice. Medium flex, medium weight. A little darker than I’m looking for. Overall a good mix.

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spruce-cedar-shaft-paddle

 

Had enough shaft leftover to do a Kayak Paddle as well.

kayak-horizonal

The number of ways you can put a paddle shaft together using different wood types is great. Combine that with number of layers, thickness of each layer, and the orientation of the woodgrain it quickly  becomes limitless.