I am making a Greenland paddle. I took Matthew Keller's advice and building it myself. The instructions at QajaqUSA are very good, and the video by Matt Johnson really fills in the gaps. This is a really ugly 2x12, with one good edge.
Now its a pretty decent 2x4.
The jack plane is my friend, a rather stubborn and obnoxious friend, but in the end my new friend.
Tapered to 1/2" at both ends.
Layout for cutting.
More pictures to follow in the days to come.