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...the initial taper of the paddle blank. I do the rolling bevels by hand with spokeshaves. I suppose you could try it, but it would be risky (you can't use the blade guard) and it seems like overkill. I find shaping the rolling bevels to be one of the more enjoyable aspects of making paddles, as it's where you really get a feel for the wood.