How long has it been since you put a plane to wood to make something beautiful AND useable? Saw a shape materializing before your eyes? A shape that is useable in your kayaking, no less!
If you are a kayaker, one of the most rewarding things you can experience is making your own kayaking tools! Turn a straight-grained piece of wood into a beautiful Greenland padd… http://kayakways.net/blog/build-paddles-qajaq1/