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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 provides a view of Terry Learned holding the shaft of the oar blank and bringing the tailstock right into it. He places “pretty good pressure” here because the other end has a thrust area with no bearing in it; it is all bushings. Learned explains, "You put a lot of 'grease' into it to make the connection tight because you don’t want it to come loose partway through the process. If it does, wood flies everywhere." Learned notes that he had that happen one time: “It’s not a pretty scene.”
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 015" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 121.
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