Preparation of material is described here: Day 1 and here.
Paddle #1 was succesfully wasted by me. Trying to make it better after the trial, I took off too much material and the paddle bends like it is made of rubber. I will take it for another spin, give it a proper funeral and thank for giving me a lesson.
So it was time to make a new paddle learning from my past mistakes. Here is the process of making it. This time I actually made measurements 🙂
Total time: 6 hours (2 hours cutting and glueing; 4 hours of shaping, brushing, oiling and cleaning up my mess).