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Canoe Paddles

by Gidmark and Warren

Longtime canoeist and woodworker Warren presents detailed plans for making paddles that are as beautiful as they are functional. From his insightful look at the way a paddle works when it meets the water through the selection of the best woods, adhesives and tools to use, Warren shows us step-by-step how to make a paddle with a single blade, a bent shaft or double blades; how best to protect a padle with oil or varnish; what to look for when test-driving your paddle; how to decorate it; and how to care for and repair it. A special chapter by renowned canoe-building writer and teacher Gidmark introduces us to paddlemaking in the native tradition, from finding your own tree in the woods to carving a paddle, such as the Maliseet-style paddle, using an ax and a crooked knife. Illustrated with photographs and drawings throughout.

160 pages PB



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