The Greenland paddle has become increasingly popular among sea kayakers in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world. Apart from its romantic association with the people who taught Europeans to kayak and to roll, the narrow-bladed Greenland paddle is popular because it is easy to brace and roll with and is not very susceptible to strong winds. Also, because it slips a little at the beginning of a stroke, it is easier on the muscles, and thus less fatiguing on day-long trips than wide-bladed “Euro”-style paddles.
What is a Greenland paddle?
A Greenland paddle is a paddle in the style of those traditionally used by the Inuit of Greenland. It is characterized by long, narrow, tapering blades and a relatively short loom, or shaft, that is typically one-quarter and no more than one-third the length of the paddle.
This build will use a CNC router to mill and shape the Paddle. It will be a four part mill, top side left side, top side right, flip over, bottom Left side and then bottom right. Fixed place holders, will ensure blank piece of wood is alligned correctly
3D design of paddle (solid edge drawing by myself)
3D Stl model
Workspace design - 5 feet x 5 feet area
Mandatory cat pics - Gandalf helping out
Shapeoko 2 type Gantry and wasteboard build
Some electronic - limit switches - wiring connections
First test cut
** Since Valentine day is coming, why not combine the test with a cute gift for the SO
500W spindle with VFD installed
Test cut work logo
CNC Greenland Paddle Carver build
Build in 'Cartesian Style CNC' published by Andre Cooke, Mar 22, 2018.
CNC mill for carving / milling Greenland Paddles
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildMill accurate paddles, shorter build / carve time, easier to customise
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 20 Delrin V-Wheels http://openbuildspartstore.com/delrin-v-wheel-kit/ Link Mechanical Kit 6 Smooth Idler Pulley Kit http://openbuildspartstore.com/smooth-idler-pulley-kit/ Link Mechanical Kit 10 Eccentric Spacer http://openbuildspartstore.com/eccentric-spacer/ Link Mechanical Kit 18 Low Profile Screws M5 - 20 mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link Mechanical Kit 110 M5 Flat Washer http://openbuildspartstore.com/slot-washer-15x5x2mm/ Link Mechanical Kit 26 Thin Hex Nut - M5 http://openbuildspartstore.com/thin-hex-nut-m5/ Link Mechanical Kit 10 Low Profile Screws M5 - 30 mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/low-profile-screws-m5/ Link Mechanical Kit 4 X/Y Axis Rail MakerSlide Extrusion 1000mm https://www.inventables.com/technologies/makerslide Link Mechanical Kit 1 C-Beam® Linear Actuator Bundle 500 mm http://openbuildspartstore.com/c-beam-linear-actuator-bun... Link Mechanical Kit 5 V-Slot® 20x20 Linear Rail http://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-20x20-linear-rail/ Link Mechanical Kit 1 MDF 1/2" wasteboard 1000mm x 1000mm Link Mechanical Kit 4 end plates - 26028-01 -view attached files Link had these cut at a local machine shop 4 Motor mont plates - 26029-01 -view attached files Link had these cut at a local machine shop 1 GRBL CNC Shield Expansion Board V3.0 +UNO R3 Board http://amzn.to/2Dzk1XI Link Controller 1 6pcs Endstop Mechanical Limit Switches http://amzn.to/2DktvIq Link Controller 1 LANIAKEA Emergency Stop Push Button Switch, 4Pins http://amzn.to/2EIJWLO Link Controller 1 12v 30a Dc Universal Regulated Switching Power Sup http://amzn.to/2Ddm3zJ Link Controller 4 Terminal Block - 4 Positions https://www.inventables.com/technologies/terminal-block Link Controller 1 Terminal Block - 16 Positions https://www.inventables.com/technologies/terminal-block Link 40 Wire Cable - By the Foot http://openbuildspartstore.com/wire-cable-by-the-foot/ Link Controller 4 End stop holder - 3D Printed https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2758109 Link My design is located on thingiverse 2 Cable Chain - open sided - - 3D Printed https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:511938 Link thingiverse design 4 Belt Clip for Shapeoko or Xcarve CNC machines https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1359665 Link thingiverse design