Re: [baidarka] Wood for paddle

Bram van der Sluys (
Tue, 19 May 1998 20:14:58 -0700

From: Bram van der Sluys <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] Wood for paddle
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Date: Tue, 19 May 1998 20:14:58 -0700

At 08:25 AM 18/05/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've had better luck with a laminate of ash and bass wood. Ash on the
>Bill Low
I made mine out of red and yellow cedar laminations 1/4" in the handle part
and 1/2" on the blades. Light (2 lbs 5 oz), strong and very attractive. The
blade has a steam bent oak wear strip because of the red cedar content. The
handle is 3 lams of yellow and 2 lams of red cedar. The handle is sealed
with tung oil and the blades are varnished. The feel of wood when it gets
cool and wet is far nicer than a fiberglass handle.

Bram van der Sluys