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The Turning Oars collection features a series of photographs depicting the process of creating oars for Cape Kiwanda Wood Products of Pacific City by partners Paul Hanneman and Terry Learned. To look at the process chronologically, view the images in numerical order (Turning Oars 001 — Turning Oars 072). Terry Learned provided the description for this image.
Terry Learned carves, or shapes, the hand grip. Learned explains, “Instead of just a peg, we create a shape that fits your hand.” This is something the man who built the machine came up with back in the 1930s, and Learned and Hanneman liked it. Learned says, “If we make little six- or seven-foot oars, I make the handles the same size [because] the shaft will be a lot smaller there.”
For a related exhibit panel from the Launching through the Surf Traveling Exhibit, refer to Launching through the Surf Traveling Exhibit Panel 11: Turning Oars for a Dory.
Marshall, Tyrone, "Turning Oars 024" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 112.
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