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  • #31
    Randy, are you able to post some more information about the shaping of the blade? As far as the amount of dihedral and tip cup. And shaping of the opposite side of the paddle. Thank you. Any measurements you can provide would be awesome!

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    • #32
      My approach to blade shaping is completely sculptural. I use a 5" side grinder with 16 grit to start and work the length of the blade getting the face and back worked into a rough shape before I start working into the finer grits. The pencil line on the blade is a reference that describes the blade edge.
      Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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      • #33
        Randy, you're awesome for helping out so much! I don't have a paddle to reference off of and going by your pictures and instructions. Are you able to measure any thicknesses of the paddle?

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        • #34
          Everything on the paddle is sized down from the 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" (++) shaft...that dimension sets the starting point and it's proportional from there....I can give you some dimensions but it's more about creating sweet curves working away from the shaft. You can "thin out" the blade more than you think....it really tapers out to a pretty fine edge and the glass job holds it all together...which parts of the blade are you interested in working to dimensions on?
          Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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          • #35
            Here are some pictures of the roughed out paddle I'm making. I'd like to know the final thicknesses of the spots I'm pointing to.

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            • #36
              more pictures here...
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              • #37
                Ok, here you go......first photo- 3/16" (2.54mm)...second photo- 9/16" (14.28mm)......third photo-7/8" (22mm)..... fourth photo-1/4" (6.35)...... fifth photo-13/16" (20.63mm)...I hope that helps
                Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
                https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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                • #38
                  This helps tremendously. Thank you. I'll post some pictures of my paddle when completed .

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                  • #39
                    Randy, thank you so much for all your help and wisdom. I literally could not have done this without you!

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                    • #40
                      Beautiful outcome! Glad to be able to contribute......
                      Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
                      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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                      • #41
                        That's some top shelf work there bud. Making a paddle that size or any size is harder than it looks to make properly. I made a simple canoe paddle a while back out of a single piece of maple and it was a humbling experience but I enjoyed it.

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