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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.
This photo provides another close-up view of the oar blank placed into the headstock, which is the part that turns the oar blank. This is a view before any of the machine processing begins. When Paul Hanneman runs the blank through the bandsaw, he tapers it by cutting off all the extra wood he can. Right at the end, he cuts it almost “pointy” because that helps it fit into the headstock. Hanneman says it is like pushing it into a wedge.
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 018" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 118.
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