Helsinki Museum, Aleut Paddle
The plans can be found on the Internet by performing the search: Lew Plummer Helsinki Museum Aleut Paddle.
I laminated western red cedar, cypress and redwood to form the blank.
After laminating the blank, I marked the shape of the blades onto the blank using a template of the paddle I made using
the plans.
Paddle templates.
The shape was roughed out on a bandsaw.
A plane was used to taper the blade.
A spokeshave shaped the ridge along
the power face of the blade.  Masking
tape defined the edge of the ridge.
A gouge formed the recess along
the ridge on the power face of the
A drawknife quickly tapered the edges of the