|To order/request a quote (for) a paddle, please fill out this form as accurately as possible. I will contact you before ordering to verify the details and final design.
Overall length (L). The overall length of the paddle should equal an arm span and the distance from the elbow to the wrist. For a slightly longer paddle, which was preferred by some Greenlanders for cruising, measure an arm span and a cubit (which is the distance from the elbow to the fingertips), or as high as the paddler can reach with the fingers hooked over the end of the paddle.
Lamination styles & layers examples
Woods for laminations
Pine, Poplar, Oak, Purpleheart, ETC...
Pease Note: Wood colors and grains can vary drasticly. Above images are for referance only. Use softwoods for the primary color to reduce weight.
If you would like a different lamination style other than horizontal or vertical. Make sure you leave a note below and we'll discuss it further.
Width of the blades (W). Make a wide C with your index finger and thumb. To use the paddle in the extended position, the maximum width of the blades should be no more than you can grasp comfortably between the second joint of the index finger and the web of the thumb.
I typically, will keep this measurement to the width of the material I'm using, but no more than 3.5". Let me know if you would like something more specific.
Hardwood tips and shape
Thickness of the loom (T). The loom is a rounded rectangle or oval with the long axis perpendicular to the plane of the blades.
I typically, carve this between the rounded rectangle and an oval, measuring about 1 3/8" x 1 1/4". Let me know if you would like something more specific.