Oars Continued

OarConstruction

The blades were constructed of 3/8″ marine plywood and then edge-banded with white ash to protect and seal the edges. To add strength, pine was glued to the back and shaped to form the spine. The oars will certainly be ready for the upcoming season which unfortunately doesn’t look like it will be anytime soon. We’ll have to wait for the 18″ of ice covering the bay to thaw before we can try them out.

The oarmakers: Bob and Sandy

The oarmakers: Bob and Sandy