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Tools for Greenland Paddle Making

I'm thinking about building a greenland paddle or two before Spring. Sites noted in posts earlier this year had great building plans for single piece paddles and the recent laminate posts were helpful too (not to mention Kent's increadibly beautiful picture).

My question is what tools does one need to make a greenland paddle. I will probably carve from a single cedar piece, but would love to know from the laminators what they need for tools also.

I'm on a budget, so stocking up on power bandsaws, etc. is not in the cards. I am competent (far from expert) with hand tools.

What's on your "need to have" and "nice to have" lists?

Thanks in advance,

FBC