A Greenland style paddle struck me as a good idea because they seem much more robust and useful in the canoe. My experience in a canoe or kayak tells me you use your paddle pushing yourself off obstacles as much as for propulsion so a solid, robust paddle is essential.
The paddle started as a laminated core of 10mm Jarrah sandwiched between to pieces of 10mm Hoop Pine. Once cured additional scraps of old Oregon ceiling battens and my first application of my Sydney Cedar to build up the paddle width.
With the blank completed I have started shaping the paddle by cutting saw kerfs along the length to identify the rough finished shape.
The bulk of the material was removed with the table saw, draw knife and sanding disk. Finish sanded by hand and a coat of epoxy to protect.
Look forward to writing the performance review ... eventually.