Bent shaft paddleboard paddle kits
It's a great feeling getting out on the water with a paddle you made yourself! wavetrainSUP paddle kits contain the pieces you need to make TWO paddles each with a laminated bent shaft made from five pieces of wood and a blade with six pieces of wood. The handle is one piece and is mortised fit over the top of the shaft. This makes a simple and strong connection. I take the edges off but it is still large enough so the maker can shape it as they see fit.
All the wood pieces come pre-cut to the rough shape and length. The paddle maker is tasked with putting the pieces together. Epoxy or glue is part of the kit. No electricty is required, the maker can build these paddles with hand power only! Of course you are free to use whatever tools you want, but you do not need electricity! Each kit contains enough wood and other materials to make TWO complete paddles, including four ounce fiberglass cloth for the front and back of both paddles. The kit comes with a form that aligns and clamps the shaft pieces AS WELL AS serves put the bend in the shaft. One overlooked advantage of this form is the ease with which the paddle project can be moved around, say from the kitchen table to the counter, so you can eat your dinner at the table. The form is pre-assembled and labelled before it is shipped. All the maker has to do is follow the numbers and reassemble the form with the included screws.
One of the many beauties of making your own paddle is that the maker decides on many of the items. Those decisions are covered in the manual and accompanying videos. Each maker has multiple opportunities to truly make a custom, 'one of a kind' paddle.