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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 9:40 am 
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I'm looking at making a leather paddle wrap for one of my homemade paddles. I was wondering if anyone has advice or resources for doing this.


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 10:50 am 
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Try some tanned deer hide and wrap it. Finish with a clove hitch. Try to get it wet.


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 1:55 pm 
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Thanks ppine. How should I start the wrap? where can one get tanned deer hide?


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 3:15 pm 
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A real good source on how to do this can be found in Alex Narvey's " The Canadian Canoeing Companion" pg. 102-103 complete with illustrations, You should be able to get leather cord from Tandy leather or a similar craft store.

A good old Scout handbook should outline how to do it as well and of course there's always youtube, :)

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 3:24 pm 
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I whip my paddles and walking sticks with 2mm cord.

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Charles Burchil has put together some instruction here. I imagine you could do something similar with leather.

http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~burchil/pm ... pping.html

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 5:57 pm 
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A gem of a book, Alex Narvey's "The Canadian Canoeing Companion"

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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 6:35 pm 
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My reference for paddle whipping:
http://paddlemaking.blogspot.ca/2009/11/leather-paddle-whipping.html


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PostPosted: May 7th, 2014, 8:25 pm 
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Thanks for the posts. This info is just what I needed. I may try the 2mm cord instead of the leather.
Martin, is that a Hemlock eagle in the pic? I love that boat.


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PostPosted: May 8th, 2014, 9:43 am 
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Great looking leather wrap Murat!

scottadventure my canoe is a Hemlock Kestrel. The Eagle is a very nice boat too!


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PostPosted: September 1st, 2019, 8:42 pm 
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lookinnorth wrote:
A real good source on how to do this can be found in Alex Narvey's " The Canadian Canoeing Companion" pg. 102-103 complete with illustrations



Does someone have this book? Maybe post a copy of these two pages somewhere? Thanks


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http://paddlemaking.blogspot.com/2009/1 ... pping.html


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PostPosted: September 4th, 2019, 3:47 pm 
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i use baseball bat tape--may not look quite as good but it protects the paddle.

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