Oar Gallery

Eleven-foot raft oars made of white ash and Hawaiian koa wood. The oars are square shaped on the inboard side of the oars. These "square-tops" have the icon of Castleton Tower and the Rectory (Priest and Nuns) with the sun/moon rising, and a wave icon with the sun/moon setting on the other side. These motifs stand out on the oars being shaped with turquoise that has been inlaid. The oars have leather-wraps with copper rivets.

11′ oars of ash & koa with square inboard looms & inlaid turquoise motifs

11′ ash & walnut oars with octagonal inboard looms

Eleven foot whitewater dory oars made of white ash and dark walnut.
Ten-foot whitewater rafting oars made of ash and dark walnut. The walnut has inlaid mother-of-pearl and abalone shell cut like the sun and the multiple stages of the moon.

10′ ash & walnut oars with octagonal inboard looms & inlaid shell motifs

Waxed burgundy leather wraps

Leather wraps of river-running oars to protect the wooden oars from bronze oarlocks. Leathers are stitched on and waxed for use.
11' wooden oars made of white ash and sapele. High-gloss spar varnish makes the oars shine.

Ash & sapele 11′ oars

10′ 6″ ash & walnut oars with square inboard looms, wild boar shell inlays, & thumb-indexed grips

ten-foot-six ash and walnut whitewater raft oars inlaid with mother of pearl. The handles are indexed for the thumbs of the boatman.
Laminated ash and mahogany oar blades for running rivers.

Laminated ash & mahogany blades

Long-handled 10′ ash & walnut oars

Ten-foot ash and walnut rafting oars with long handles
Wooden raft oars made of white ash, Sierra black oak, and walnut. The square shaped inboard portion of the oars is inlaid with turquoise in the shape of the waves of a river rapid with the sun and moon on each side.

10′ 3″ oars with square inboard looms of ash, walnut & oak, & turquoise wave inlays

10′ ash & walnut oars with abalone inlays

Ten foot wood oars and their handles. The oars are made with a dark colored walnut and blonde colored ash. There are dots and a turtle motif made from inlaid abalone shell.
Ash and walnut oars laying in a turquoise trailer in Moab, Utah

10′ 6″ ash & walnut oars

Ash blades with chevron blade protection in white

The blades of four wood oars with white chevron designs on their blade tips.
Wooden oar blades with light blue oar blade tip protection in the shape of a chevron

Chevron blade protection in turqouise

10′ ash & purpleheart oars

Two handmade wood oars lying by the Colorado River near Moab Utah. Oars are two-toned from the blonde ash and purpleheart wood used in the upper portions.
Two handcrafted oars laying near the McKenzie River in Oregon. Oars are made with Sierra black oak and eastern white ash

9′ 6″ oars of fire-scarred oak & ash

Ash blades with purpleheart blade protection

Two wooden oar blades with a wave design made of purpleheart veneer laid over the ash oar blade.
Oiled dory oars in the Songbird oar-shop

Oiled 10′ ash & walnut oars

10′ ash & walnut oars with turquoise wave motifs

Three oars custom made for a Colorado River guide with inlaid turquoise wave motifs drying in the oar-shop after being varnished.
Handcrafted wooden oars with a motif of a petroglyph found along the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

10′ ash & oak oars with inlaid turquoise motifs

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