Ken Chaytor
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  • Qualicum Beach
  • Canada
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Ken Chaytor replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Hi Don, I have two bandsaws. The vertical one shown in the pic is actually home made with 36 inch wheels and a tilting table. My other is a horizontal , 'push' bandsaw which I use for truing somewhat square timbers. My business is teak…"
Dec 22, 2019
Ken Chaytor replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Hi.....agreed. Cedar is only for canoe paddles ! That is where lightness and finesse is required. As for oars....I have been in some lumpy water with a current not favorable, I would choose a stronger/slightly heavier wood which I can rely on to…"
Dec 22, 2019
Ken Chaytor replied to Charles Schelin's discussion I am looking for a light wood to make oars.
"Hi, there was a time when I was cash poor and teak plentiful. Still cash poor... I needed oars for a traditional lapstrake I built and could not afford Sitka spruce so I built teak oars. Spoon blades , of course and just shy a couple of inches of 7…"
Dec 22, 2019

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Hometown:
Qualicum Beach
About Me:
Traditional lap strake boat builder. Teak importer, sawyer, builder of anything with teak wood.
Website:
http://www.islandteak.ca
Boats I own:
3 lapstrake row boats and a big piece of plastic on the hard.

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