Hello to all. Hope your holiday was pleasing. Has anyone had any success
with the hacksaw paddle yet? I have a couple of updates I thought I would
This weekend I built another paddle, but this time I used the metal "spine"
from an old pendaflex file folder instead of a hacksaw blade. It's a little
easier to work with, and you don't have to remove any old paint, or try to
grind down the teeth. This spine has about the same amount of flex (only
slightly stiffer) as a blade.
I usually cut off the tips of paint stirrer sticks to form the paddle
itself. You can also use a couple of large, triangular guitar picks,
available at just about any music store. If you use these picks, make sure
you use heavy or extra-heavt guage, as the thinner picks flex too much.
These picks will also give your paddle a real "Bencher" look. Maybe we
should cann it a "picnic Bencher" (hi).
Hope you have fun with this. If anyone runs in to any problems, leave me a
message, and I'll try to help.
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