I have a video showing how I made this Steak Paddle here: http://youtu.be/DVZKZd6DT7g
Open the easel link to bring up the project. All you should need to adjust is the dimensions of your material. Confirm the other settings are right and click carve.
Take the body of the paddle and sand a slight curve to meet the fingers on the one side. I used a belt sander to make the job go quicker. It just gives it a nicer look.
It took about 60mins for the carve to complete including the steak inlay.
If you wish to add the Steak inlay then all you need to do is:
open a new easel page
import the Steak Inlay Vector.svg
rotate it 90 degrees
Centre the image by selecting the centre spot in the positioning window and then type in 50 mm for the x axis and 100 mm for the y axis. This will centre the inlay image on the body of the paddle.
set the depth of cut to about 0.020 in.
I use Milliput epoxy putty for this inlay.
Mix the 2 parts together in equal amounts until the colour is even with no streaks.
Push the putty mix into the carved inlay area. Its ok to mound the putty above the surface because it is easy to sand flush later.
Leave to set over night.
Sand flush to the surface revealing the inlay beneath.
Centre the handle on the body of the paddle.
Join the corners of each end with a pencil to give you a centre mark where to drill a 6mm hole.
Drill 2 holes in the body and 2 in the handle deep enough to allow 2 6mm wide dowels to be inserted.
Add some wood glue to the dowels, insert them into the handle holes and them push into the holes on the body.
Wipe of any glue squeeze out and leave to dry