Design article: Why are canoe paddles the shape they are?
A version of this article first appeared in Wooden Canoe © Graham Warren 2017
When laminating paddles, you don't have to settle for the rather mundane setup of simple side-by-side strips.
Your imagination is the limit .....
Some more interesting ways of laminating paddles
A wealth of design inspiration is available
Paddlemaking is not new: 9000 years ago, the originator of this paddle design (the original was found at an archaeological site in Denmark) clearly knew a great deal about paddle design and aesthetics