Hi all The wavetrainSUP website has an SSL certificate. The web address is https://wavetrainsup.com . There is no longer a ‘www’ in the web address. You should see the little padlock icon in the address bar of your browser. If you do not, be sure you are at the above URL – again that is https://wavetrainsup.com thanks! Continue reading To be clear – it is https://
I enjoy, maybe even have some passion for, wood and paddle making. One of the many beauties of woodworking is the degree to which it absorbs all of your senses. It’s really cool. At least for me it is. The radio is on in the background, the cedar (or redwood and walnut in the picture above) smells awesome and the hand plane is making these … Continue reading Wood working. With Your Hands.
Just like so many of the other CC events, this year’s version of Canoecopia hummed with energy and good stuff. For me it’s fun just to see aisles packed with people all revolving around paddling – one way or another. After talking with so many other enthusiasts, now more than ever I really enjoy the neat place that paddlemaking occupies. The combination of making something … Continue reading Canoecopia in rear view mirror
A few years back I wrote a book about making bent shaft paddles. It was a version 1 book. A couple years later it is in dire need of refinement and updating. So don’t buy this current version. Wait for the update. It’ll be out shortly after Canoecopia. If you already purchased the book, I will give you a free copy of the updated book. … Continue reading Free copy of book **
One step in the life of a new paddle blade is the process of removing any rough edges or spots. I also thin the blade a bit, as in the picture above (btw, the shavings are from a whole batch of blade pieces). Using a plane makes for a great smell as paper thin shavings come off the cedar blade. Once the blade blank is … Continue reading Shaping Paddle Blades
Floatzilla is River Action’s annual attempt to break the Guinness World Book of Records entry for number of canoes and kayaks in a single free floating raft. This year RA added a costume contest to FLoatzilla. This pair of paddlers had two of my favorite costumes. Look out for it next summer, it’s a fun way to do some Mississippi paddling and maybe be part … Continue reading A day in the sun watching Floatzilla
Matt D. from somewhere out in sunny (and presumably dry) California sent in some pictures from his paddlemaking project. The paddles look good and his emails read happy! Continue reading Customer Paddles