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Old 08-12-2015   #1
 
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Is this smoker oar to far gone?

First off, don't even mention the price. I am not going to pay anywhere near $150 for this oar. I would only consider if I can get it dirt cheap. This thing has obviously been used hard and put away wet.

Do you think it is too far gone, or can it be brought back to serviceable condition with a lot of elbow grease? Looks like cracks go almost along the whole oar. This must be way old school because the rope wrap is nailed in, and the stop looks to be made of rawhide or something.

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could hang it above your bar
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could hang it above your bar
Good idea. I just need to get a bar first.
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Not worth 150 with the big crack down the shaft.
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Not worth 150 with the big crack down the shaft.
Thanks Tio. That was covered in the original post. I will only get it if I can get it dirt cheap.
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Id say its smoked alright
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The wear gouge at the distal end of the blade that appears to be at least 1/3 of the way through the depth of the wood makes this oar unfit for anything but decoration over a garage door IMHO. Unfortunately this classic looks like toast.
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The wear gouge at the distal end of the blade that appears to be at least 1/3 of the way through the depth of the wood makes this oar unfit for anything but decoration over a garage door IMHO. Unfortunately this classic looks like toast.
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I thought it was a gouge at first too, but when I looked closer it looked like it just might the finish warn off and the contrast makes it look like a gouge. Not sure though.


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I'd say that if the crack runs from the rope wrap to the blade then it would be less worth your while. The crack on the handle end wouldn't worry me as much. Either way I would fill the crack with epoxy/wood filler and at least use it for a spare if you could get it cheap enough. I wouldn't be too concerned with the scar on the blade unless it was super deep but it doesnt look horrible in the picture.
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