The COVID-19 situation where I live has been slowly but continuously getting worse the last few months, so I’m expecting to spend a lot of time at home this winter and I’m worried about going a bit stir crazy.
I saw the idea of building my own Greenland paddle, and that seemed like it could be an interesting project that doesn’t cost too much or need too too much space. I don’t much experience with wood carving or this type of woodworking, but I’ve done a ton of home reno work and I am comfortable with power tools in general and handling wood.
My question though, is does it make any sense to even try to build a Greenland paddle if I have never tried using one, and in fact, have pretty minimal kayaking experience at all? I don’t even own a kayak yet, I’ve only rented a few times, so I won’t have the slightest clue if it’s any good if I do build one and try it next spring with either a rental boat or a new purchase. . . (Ideally, I’m hoping to buy my first kayak through the winter or in the spring.)
Has anyone else does this as an absolute beginner to the sport?