Unfortunately, I didn't sand it well enough and the epoxy didn't stick well to the varnish on the paddle and started to flake off.
I decided to re-do the paddle.
I sanded it down to the wood and made sure I got all the finish off.
Then I epoxied it and used spar varnish to protect it from UV sunlight.
I'll put the numbers back on it and use for our house sign.
|fourth coat of marine spar varnish|
|The blade center and handle is red oak. The black spots are the screws for the house numbers.|