I tend to go cheap with local materials........
Yep, most of my shaping is with a hewing hatchet followed by a drawknife and spokeshaveI made an Eskimo style kayak paddle from an ash log and also a beaver tail canoe paddle for my son from a cherry board. An axe and drawshave for the rough work and a spoke shave for the fine.
Thanks! Yes I do sell them, mostly to folks who ask me to make them a paddle. Occasionally I'll make one that wasn't commissioned and put it up for sale online.Those grips and paint jobs look awesome. Do you put your work up for sale? I make a couple single piece ottertails a year. Not a fan of laminate paddles. I mostly use Cherry, Ash dulls up my spokeshave quick.
Really nice job dude.