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Old 03-03-2011   #1
fort collins, Colorado
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Homemade OARS?

I have some extensive wood working knowledge and thinking about making my own whitewater oars...

Anyone with experience, pointers, links?

my current plan:

- Laminate 4 pieces of 2/4 ash together with fiberglass between each sheet

- Cut the rough shape out on a table saw

- Round the handle with a belt sander belt on a drill with rubber wheel on it

- shape the blade by hand (spokeshave, sanders, band saw)

- Wrap the blade and 1/2 way up the shaft with fiberglass


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Old 03-03-2011   #2
Palisade, Colorado
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sorry for being a smartass, but this is too perfect...
Let me google that for you
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Old 03-03-2011   #3
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I looked into it once, i think i determined that Ash was so expensive, it would be cheaper to just buy some...
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