They have a wide array of cutters, so they can make just about any size shaft. Sadly (for me) this precludes the possibility of making tapered-shaft oars, which I have an addiction to. Luckily for Gull, this is not a universal malady among oarsmen.
Next, this giant monster of a machine grabs the blade parts, glues them onto the shaft, clamps them, and zaps them with a radio frequency that instantly cooks the glue.
That gizmo then hands it off the the next gizmo that cuts the taper into the blades.
And drops it in the basket for Peter. It is a loud and very impressive process.
Finally the hand of man (Peter) takes it over to the giant drum sander and quickly smoothes the blade.
The oars are then dip-varnished and allowed to drip dry.
After which they are pushed into the handle-cutter.
And there you have it. A really straight, light oar. Peter said that when everything is running properly, he can produce 600-700 oars a day. Which makes them affordable. That's even better than my shop.