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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 image features a close-up view of the headstock with the cutter head off to the left side. There is a sharp pin right in the middle with a U-shape. This looks like a piece of channel iron, but Terry Learned welded it out of scrap iron. Behind the headstock is a round wheel with two holes at the bottom and two holes at the top. This section of the machine performs an entirely different action. With this, Learned throws things out of gear and uses the cutter head to shape the flat side of the paddle. This happens after all the round “stuff” has been turned.
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 016" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 120.
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