I finally got done with my new mash paddle.. made of poplar just because thats all that was available for me. It is 3.5 x .75 x 40
I never used the Jigsaw and sander before but it wasnt that hard.
I made the stencil on my workstation at work. Then just traced it onto the board.
After that I took it to the clamping table, and drilled a couple holes to put the
jigsaw blade in and rough cut the shape out.
Heres a pic of the completed rough cut.