making wood kayak paddles

Does anyone out there know where I can find any free plans or web sites about making some nice wooden yak paddles? I am primarily interested in making non-greenland style paddles as it is more of a challenge.

Check out…

It is a wood kayak building website. I suspect there are folks there who can direct you to a variety of resources.

I do know that Nick Schade provides directions for building a wooden euro paddle in his book:

I guess you could also contact Nick directly as he may have plans for building a paddle.

Good luck…


I made 2 paddles,…

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Using this site;
Now I just need someone in se Pa. to show me how to use them properly.:>o

Great question
Great question. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try, but have only seen greenland style paddles.



Seems like a small cost to get the tips to speed the learning curve.


Thanks for the link