Just start carving Posted by: mintjulep on Sep-20-12 2:35 PM (EST)
I roughly followed http://www.arctickayaks.com/PDF/ZimmerlyVarious/PDF-Zimmerly_1984_ArcticKayakPaddlesSK10m.pdf
While also looking at http://www.arctickayaks.com/Paddles/Aleut1-Hole/FNM228/75ZM28-21FNM228.jpg and http://www.arctickayaks.com/Paddles/Aleut1-Hole/FNM228/75ZM28-20FNM228.jpg and http://www.arctickayaks.com/Paddles/Aleut1-Hole/FNM228/75ZM28-23FNM228.jpg
Wound up with https://picasaweb.google.com/102941748177084879879/AleutianPaddleTwo?authuser=0&feat=directlink
I'll send you more detailed photos if you want.
I started with a 2x4. The back face (without the ridge) is where the "bottom" of the 2x4 was, that is the blade is not in the middle of the original stock, it's at the bottom.
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