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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 shows the “business end” of the overhead wood pulleys. The square wooden gear box with forty-four Model T Ford gears inside can also be seen. One set of gears runs the cutter head that shapes the shaft. A timing belt runs down from a set of gears to control the speed of the cutter head. According to Learned, it runs "pretty slow" because going too fast "creates a lot of shavings and slivers."
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 013" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 123.
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