Nice looking paddle Jamie. I can't wait for my garage to be complete so I can start making my own canoe gear. I'll have to take a few lessons from you on the paddle making.
Keep in mind... once you get the bug to work on canoes and paddles, life as you know it will come to an end. You might as well put a fridge and bunk in the garage while you're still in the process of building it
I can show you how the paddles go together.. not rocket science. Getting the tools together to do the work i quite the investment though.