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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 follower arrest once again. As described in Turning Oars 011, a series of springs is used to attach the follower arrest to the shaft of the oar to help stabilize the material as the cutting head moves down the handle. Terry Learned explains, “You can wiggle a little bit, but you can’t let the oar just whip around.” As the machine moves down the blank, Learned says, "The oar shaft gets smaller and actually has to squeeze together. It goes down from about 2 3/8 inches to 1 7/8 inches. You always give oars a little bit of a taper.”
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 039" (2012). All Photographs & Images. Image. Submission 97.
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