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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 depicts the shaping of the oar blade. The blade is stationary at this point. Terry Learned operates the cutter head by hand. He cranks the cutter with one hand and operates a lever with his other hand. The lever allows him to tip the paddle back and forth. This helps form the angle and depth of the cut to create the diamond shape on the blade. The follower arrest has been tightened to support the long handle to keep it from shattering as pressure is applied to the blade during the shaping process.
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 056" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 80.
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