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