I have finished all of the carving, shaping, and sanding of my new Greenland storm paddle. I burned in the number 4 to signify that this is the fourth paddle I have made and I applied a coat of Minwax natural stain.
This one is laminated pine and redwood like the last one but with a more varied pattern. The gluing and sanding between layers took many months because of having to wait for the glue to dry and then wait for the right amount of spare time to work on it. Carving/sanding/shaping only took a day or two of part-time work.
This is a storm paddle so it is an unusual length and shape. It requires a special stroke to use it but as a spare paddle, it’s quite short and light and fits on the front deck of the kayak nicely.