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Hewey's wood thread - Making a Paipo p20
kroozzn62
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Posted: 2010-03-18 05:19 am   Permalink

looks good dude , yeah take it for a boogie down ..

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2010-03-22 03:45 am   Permalink

No update on the board, but yesterday I went to a car show on the coast then went for a 22 mile ride along the coast

First of all heres my bike with Squiz's HR Holden. Squiz is a fellow tiki nut who loves his old cars, and hes headed over to Viva Las Vegas soon - lucky bastard!


And just a sample of the scenery from the ride Lovely weather eh?


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Posted: 2010-03-22 4:57 pm   Permalink

What? Australia with SMALL waves. I don't buy it. It's a fake pic!

 
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hewey
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Posted: 2010-03-23 04:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-03-22 16:57, surfintiki wrote:
What? Australia with SMALL waves. I don't buy it. It's a fake pic!





The Alaia board is still in the same state, but with the weather getting colder Ive decided to hook into my first Paipo (hawaiian bellyboard), particularly given Ive got this week off

So I printed off a template, stuck it together and trimmed it. I then transfererd this to 3mm MDF to make a more rigid template



Cut the mdf out with a jigsaw, sanded it down to get nice smooth lines.


Transfer this to the Paulownia wood blank



Final shape. Its reccomended that you leave an inch or so on the base so you can continue your shaping past the 'end' of the board to get nice clean lines.


Next step is cut in the rails and a concave in the bottom with a hand plane, shape the nose, final sand then varnish. Plan is to take it for a surf by the end of the week
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Posted: 2010-03-23 5:07 pm   Permalink

Yeah! Bring it!

 
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Posted: 2010-03-23 5:08 pm   Permalink

Making a Paipo- Sounds so dirty

 
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Posted: 2010-03-23 5:41 pm   Permalink

Hewey I'm still digging the Alaia board! I love to try that sucker down under in
some warm water.

Cool Peewee bike. I have a beach bike but is old and rusty. That Beach pic look
allot like the PMW. Not the inland shot though.
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hewey
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Posted: 2010-03-23 11:48 pm   Permalink

Thanks Surfintiki, TeaKEy and Seeksurf

Hooked in and got a bunch done on the board today. Here you can see the concave in the middle and the rails at the side ready for shaping


View from the top


Final shape, still needed final sanding at this stage


Nose of the board shaped. just needs to be smoothed out a little


Woohoo, sanding is done, time for some marine grade varnish. Love how it brings out the colour and grain in the wood


Pretty happy with how it looks


Shot of the end gives you an idea of the profile, lurvely caurves eh?


mmmmm, wood



I had to get an arty shot in


Just needs a couple more coats of varnish and she's good to surf.
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pdrake
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Posted: 2010-03-24 12:17 am   Permalink

hewey, you should really glass that. at least with one coat of light glass.

looks cool, too.
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Paipo
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Posted: 2010-03-24 01:42 am   Permalink

Sweet curves and that end profile looks pretty functional hewey...you gotta get someone to get a pic of you riding it in some hibiscus print boardies! 5mm of rubber all the way over here as of this week...
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hewey
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Posted: 2010-03-24 04:44 am   Permalink

Thanks Pdrake. Theres a bunch of guys who do Paulownia wood Alaia and Paipo boards (like Tom Wegener, Surfing Green etc) and they only coat their boards in Linseed Oil. The Paulownia is really salt water resistant, which is why its ideal for board making (plus its light). The varnish wont be as strong as a glassed board, but I'll only be taking it on small beach brakes for now so it should be fine.

Heya Paipo! Yeh, when you buy the blank they include a booklet on shaping the board including the rails and concave section, helps counter the lack of fins. Ive just bought myself a Go Pro waterproof camera, so will be hoping to get some cool action shots in the future (prob next summer )
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Posted: 2010-03-24 8:32 pm   Permalink

Hell ya! that sucker looks great nice job. looks like fun project.

 
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Tikilizard
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Posted: 2010-03-25 09:33 am   Permalink

Sweet board! Love the bike.

 
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Posted: 2010-03-25 10:41 am   Permalink

frenchy old school bike !!!!lol idem







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hewey
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Posted: 2010-03-26 12:12 am   Permalink

Thanks Seeks, Lizard and Eric



Added a leash for good measure and went surfing today The basics boil down to I suck (hey, Ive never surfed anything before), I caught 3 decent waves, and I had a good time. As you can see the weather was pretty special too
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