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TaylorInOK 04-07-2012 09:17 PM

Horned Mash Paddle from Hell
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Who doesnt need an evil mash paddle? AKA: Got really bored and wanted to make something cool.

Current pic from today.
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Used various round objects (pvc pipe, elongated bowls, compass) to get good round lines. A ratchet set works beautifully for various smaller sizes.
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Jigsaw only to cut the base.
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Used a mix of dremel carving bits and hand carving gouges to get the tribal'ish paddle holes dug.

I've sanded the heck out of it and yes the horns are sharp. Still has alot of strength too. 3 feet long.

I'm learning relief carving so next i'm going to add a woven patern on the handle for grip and i have several other places that i'll be carving a raised hop etc.

Alot left to do with it.

FastTalker 04-07-2012 10:26 PM

Too cool to actually use. :rockin:

Revvy 04-07-2012 10:35 PM

WOW!!! Awesome job!

9Frogs 04-07-2012 11:04 PM


TaylorInOK 04-08-2012 01:47 AM

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Thanks! I'm mapping out the relief weave grip now and will post a new pic when its done or close.

I'm brand new to relief carving so i'm practicing on some scrap maple left over from the base cut.

Practice relief carved hop. Notice the deep gouge to the left when i slipped... the gouges are sharp as all get-up so i think i grew at least three grey hairs when that happened.
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Practice weave. The weave i'm planning out for the paddle handle is much smaller.
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theonetrueruss 04-08-2012 02:16 AM

jealous... damn cool

blawjr 04-08-2012 02:35 AM

Effing Awesome! :rockin:

FastTalker 04-08-2012 05:03 PM


Originally Posted by TaylorInOK (Post 3972866)
Practice weave. The weave i'm planning out for the paddle handle is much smaller.
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It'd be cool if you could wrap the weave around the whole handle.

uncleben113 04-08-2012 05:43 PM

Bad. Ass.

Great job

TaylorInOK 04-09-2012 01:50 AM

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Thanks everyone for your support!


Originally Posted by FastTalker (Post 3974210)
It'd be cool if you could wrap the weave around the whole handle.

All the way around would be great but would take forever so i'm going half way around for this first shot.

TRAGEDY: The more i sanded I found the middle of the paddle to be mostly grey and porus. I guess the tree got an infection? Anyway, the back of the paddle is now ugly and discolored... i'll post a shot of it but there's no way it will stand up to a mash. Bummed out but looks like i'll be staining and hanging when its done. Trudging on.

Here's some pics from tonights work on the weave grip.

First things first to lay out the grid. Going detail small on it so my spacing is 1/4 inch.
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Next is to hit each intersection with a constant flip-flop of horizontal and vertical marks.
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Then drilled holes in the middle of each square. Had to mark each one with a point to be sure i hit it.
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Now time to get the hand tools out. Making stop cuts following the horizontal and vertical markings, then just a diag cut into each horizontal.
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Stopped for the day.
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After all the initial cuts are made is to clean up the spaces in the middle of each strip, round over the tops and get some texture going.

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