I did a lamination of a pine Loom and spruce blade edges. Due to having enough clamps and taking my time the lamination came out quite well.
I got the idea afterwards that I would trip the blade tops closest to the loom down as seen in one of my national geographic magazines I have posted previously. I'm guessing it was to stop the amount of water running onto the loom, but may be corrected on that. How well this will work? Only time will tell. I have also had thoughts of putting a wrap of rawhide at the loom ends to prevent water from running down from the blade as well, maybe a future project.
The colouring turned out kit of weird, but looks neat to me anyway. These were both stud grade 2x4x8 that were buried under snow for quite some time. I picked two that were not warped like many of the rest.
It is a extremely light paddle, and I could make a smaller loom however I perfer a slightly "boxy" loom instead of a oval.
paddle cost : about 3 dollars.