This detailed manual will guide you through the process of making your own traditional Greenland kayak paddles. It describes a methodical approach through the selection of tools and materials, paddle design, shaping and finishing.
The step-by-step directions are accompanied by plenty of photographs and diagrams to provide a clear, easy to understand guide that makes it easy for woodworking beginners to create beautiful and functional Greenland paddles. Experienced paddle makers will also find many helpful tips and tricks here.
The book opens fully flat for easy hands-free reference during paddle construction.
Making your own paddles can serve as an introduction to the woodworking skills that will be useful to you if you are considering the greater challenge of building your own boat.