24 May 17:
Cleaned up a set of vintage oars. Our neighbor Al gave them to us, he said it looked like we would use them. His Uncle made them in the 60s from longleaf pine and used them on their Florida mullet boat. We gave them a very light sanding, to preserve the marks on the loom from where they turned them. Looks like there is a small plug in the handle, probably from the axle they used when they turned them. We applied a protective coat of TotalBoat Gleam Satin varnish. Then took them out for a row!
Here are my chicken scratch rough measurements.
27 Oct 17: