Here at last!!!! Some magic paddle pics. Though I still say the magic is the hands of the wielder, not the paddle. This is what it started as, a plain piece of wood. See, nothing magic whatsoever. Here are a few pics of it completed.
This is obviously the side I didn’t cover with the suede leather. This side is wonderfully stingy, but then again, I like wood.
Here’s the side with the suede covering. It’s more thuddy than stingy, and quite welcome after a few bites from the wood side. It's been well used and already starting to show it.
I’m not thrilled with how I finished the handle on it, but it’s what Musicman suggested, and he is the one who uses the handle, not me. If we ever decide to change it, it is just a matter of pulling out the tacks.
And for some size perspective, these.
This is the side of it, it took 73 brass tacks to fasten the leather covering. As you can see, my line of tacks wasn’t exactly straight. I’m calling it the rustic look.
The leather started out looking like this.
This is the same leather I used to make our flogger.
I used suede yarn to wrap the handle on the flogger.
So a bit rustic yes, but at least they match. There is also something about the fact that we made these ourselves. Not touched by other human hands, expressly for the purposes of spanking, not high jacked from other purposes, that I find incredibly erotic.