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  • Shaw & Tenney - Makers of the World's Best Paddles and Oars

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    Since 1858, Shaw & Tenney has quietly made a name for itself as the leading maker of wooden oars, paddles, spars and boat hooks in the country. Never one to boast or brag, we’ve preferred to let our products speak for themselves — each meticulously designed to deliver years of enjoyment on the water, and equal admiration for their hand-crafted beauty when off.

    From our simple workshop on the banks of the Penobscot River, our craftsmen still employ time-honored manufacturing traditions that may seem old-world by today’s standards, but are the only way to render a product worthy of our name, and your trust. Show less
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    • Wooden boat hooks - Hand-crafted by Shaw & Tenney - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 416 views
      Shaw and Tenney has been hand crafting traditional wooden boat hooks for over half a century. Using an old fashioned design the current S&T wooden boat hooks are made by hand with a tapered shaft ...
    • The Making Of A Shaw & Tenney Handmade Wooden Canoe Paddle - Fine Shaping - Duration: 2 minutes, 25 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 7,239 views
      Nowhere is the skill of our craftsmen more evident than on the drum sanders. The large drum sanders are used to make the final shape of all the components of our Penobscot handmade wooden canoe pad...
    • The Making Of Shaw & Tenney Wooden Canoe Paddles - Wood Selection & First Cuts - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,149 views
      Every paddle starts with one of our craftsmen selecting a piece of wood from our stock. Our paddles are made by traditional methods using a single piece of wood. All our wood must be clear and fre...
    • The Making Of A Shaw & Tenney Handmade Wooden Canoe Paddle - Final Touches - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,962 views
      To complete our Ash Penobscot paddle finishing process, we begin with a thorough hand sanding with 180 grit paper and then burn our trademark Shaw & Tenney logo on the blade of paddle. The finishe...
    • The Making Of A Shaw & Tenney Handmade Wooden Canoe Paddle - Rough Shaping - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,611 views
      The next step in the process is creating the initial blade shape on the slab saw. This tool was powered by water in our original shop as were many you will see in this video series. The paddle is ...
    • The Making Of A Shaw & Tenney Handmade Wooden Canoe Paddle - Final Drum Sanding - Duration: 2 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 5,907 views
      The last step in shaping our handcrafted wooden canoe paddles is done on our pneumatic drum sanders. The craftsmen very carefully finalized the shape of the paddle and ease all the edges to provid...
    • In the S&T Office - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 308 views
      Around the office at our shop, you'll find a variety of our products on display. Here are just a few.
    • The oar lathe at Shaw & Tenney - Duration: 26 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 973 views
      The oar lathe in our workshop has been around as long as we have. Here's a brief demonstration.
    • Shaw & Tenney - Makers of the World's Best Paddles and Oars - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 2,201 views
      Since 1858, Shaw & Tenney has quietly made a name for itself as the leading maker of wooden oars, paddles, spars and boat hooks in the country. Never one to boast or brag, we’ve preferred to let ou...
    • Sewing Oar Leathers at Shaw & Tenney - Duration: 9 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 8,035 views
      The general manager at Shaw & Tenney, Sam Martinelli, gave us a demonstration of how to sew your own oar leathers. We'd like to thank Off Center Harbor for the video!
    • Shaw & Tenney featured in Rutabaga Paddlesports video - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 429 views
      Our handmade wooden paddles were recently featured in a video from Rutabaga Paddlesports.
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