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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 cutter head in motion. At the bottom is the shaft with a spline in it. The cutter head runs down the shaft and pulls it along the table. The carriage moves back and forth according to what the pattern tells it to do. Here the cutter head is actually cutting on the oar. The follower arrest keeps the oar from chattering as the cutter head works on it. After the shaft has been cut from square to round, Terry Learned comes along behind the machine with his belt sander to create a smooth surface.
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 010" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 126.
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