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Old 12-30-2011, 03:17 AM   #31
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You might be able to use mineral oil on the [wood] paddles IF they start to dry out and split. It's what you use on wood cutting boards (such as butcher blocks) to keep them from drying out.

I got my paddle base from Restaurant Depot, using the wood mixing paddle and then putting some holes in it. Paddle cost in the $6-$8 range for a 3' long version (they also have 2' and 4' versions)...

I am hunting for a wood blank that has a lot of good character in it that I can make into a paddle.

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Old 12-30-2011, 04:50 AM   #32
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If your having trouble finding wood consider looking at cargo pallets. It may sound wierd but most of them are good hard wood, occasionally exotics. I took wood shop for 4 years back in high school and the first few days were usually pulling nails.

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Old 12-30-2011, 04:56 AM   #33
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Woodcraft? I should check them out... they're local just didn't think about it!
Actually, it was this place:

St. Charles Hardwoods - Home

As I said, local.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:20 PM   #34
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Actually, it was this place:

St. Charles Hardwoods - Home

As I said, local.
Yeah I guess they are aren't they
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #35
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This i made this one today, i used paduak hardwood.

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Old 01-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #36
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Here's another one, similar to some others. I had a spare piece of oak from my son's science project a few years back. The rest was recovered from a set of old TV trays....bamboo maybe?

Thanks for all of the inspiration!

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And here's the pix:

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Old 01-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #38
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Well guys, you have inspired me. I just finished this mash paddle that my dad, brother and I started over Christmas. Made from a 36" 4/4 scrap board of birch... Good times!

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This i made this one today, i used paduak hardwood.
Some people are allergic to the oil in Paduak...

Toxic Woods - Padauk & Others
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Well guys, you have inspired me. I just finished this mash paddle that my dad, brother and I started over Christmas. Made from a 36" 4/4 scrap board of birch... Good times!
Very nice! Now I'm going to have to make another.
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