Constructing the Grip

The paddle length was determined and the grip pieces glued to the shaft. The asymmetrical pear grip requires additional thickness to the shaft, as evident by the additional middle strip of walnut. I found it more convenient to mark the outline of the grip before I glued the blocks. The sides of the grip were cut first, then the front and back of the grip marked and cut.

A little bit of sanding, rasp work and scraping, make the grip take shape