I know I stumbled across a good site before with helpfull gfuidelines. can anyone help find it again? thanks.
Go to http://www.qajaqusa.org/Equipment/equipment.htm and scroll down to the paddle-making section. The instructions by Chuck Holst are excellent. Also, there is a new book on this subject by Brian Nystrom, available directly from:
Greenland Paddle Book
337 Broad Street
Nashua, NH 03063
I haven't seen the book yet but Brian's equipment making and repairing instructions are usually top-notch.
thats the one!
Greenland paddle making
Have seen Matt Johnson’s video and have Brian Nystrom book. Both are very good. My suggestion is to get both- Video is free and Brian’s book is only $22 including shipping. Will cost you as much for the wood in many parts of the country.