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Keven sent me some wood to see what a paddle would look like in FBE, it is one of my most prized possession now.

FBE and Milo
@Don Ratcliff,

Just curious what kind of finish you put on this paddle, and to know how well has the red flame has lasted? Mind posting a new pic of this paddle?

-Karl
 
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Not only does that finish sound like a lot of work, I'm thinking all the required solution parts sounds expensive. Did you brush or spray on the finish?
 

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Not only does that finish sound like a lot of work, I'm thinking all the required solution parts sounds expensive. Did you brush or spray on the finish?
I brushed it but you can use a different part 3 for spray. With the price of it there is less waste to brush. Altogether it's about $8.00 an ounce but its a great finish.
 

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I brushed it but you can use a different part 3 for spray. With the price of it there is less waste to brush. Altogether it's about $8.00 an ounce but its a great finish.
I brushed it but you can use a different part 3 for spray. With the price of it there is less waste to brush. Altogether it's about $8.00 an ounce but its a great finish.
Yikes and they do a whole boat with it???
 

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I guess on a boat you don't want to have to put the finish on again anytime soon, so it better be top shelf!

Beautiful paddle btw! Might have inspired a use for the 4/4 FBE I have in the basement!
 

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I guess on a boat you don't want to have to put the finish on again anytime soon, so it better be top shelf!

Beautiful paddle btw! Might have inspired a use for the 4/4 FBE I have in the basement!
By inspired do you mean send it to me to build a paddle? Cause that could work just fine...

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@Kenbo is going to be building cinder blocks for the next 10 years, he don't make no boats.
That's a little unrealistic. It's not going to take 10 years.....9 maybe......but definitely not 10.
 

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If you go up the creek you wont be without a paddle. Beautiful work!!
I was really hoping you were going to ignore rule #2 and just bring a really nice knife. This is very disappointing to see your compliment.

Thank you Robert.
 

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I was really hoping you were going to ignore rule #2 and just bring a really nice knife. This is very disappointing to see your compliment.

Thank you Robert.
Well, I didn't wont to hurt your feelings by saying the paddle is to big and the handle might break with hard use! How's that? I really hate to disappoint.
 

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Well, I didn't wont to hurt your feelings by saying the paddle is to big and the handle might break with hard use! How's that? I really hate to disappoint.
Helloooo ladder Damascus!
 
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Speechless - ok - WOW - no not near enough -
Speechless again - alright let’s try
SMOKING HOT- close but not right -
Abundantly Impressive - no no no -

SPEECHLESS!!!
 

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Every time I open this forum I find the most unique, beautiful pieces of art I have ever seen. This one is the best yet! I absolutely love the way you positioned the flames on the paddle, just awesome!
 
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