I have built some paddles but never a oar or a birdmouth type shaft. So I figure there is no time like the present so here we go.
Had some cedar strips 1/4 thick so I ripped the 45% angle in the edge.
did this to seven pieces and the glued them up with tit bond II
The zip ties work well to hold them together.
view from one end
after they dried I took a plane and rounded them up.