Some Different Board Designs

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Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:54 am

These 2 boards are made from Paulonia boards and joined with 2 inch carbon dowels. Both just under 42 inches long, 18 inches wide and 1/2-3/4 inch. thick. I used wood dye to color the tops but left the bottom stained. Drilled leash cord holes at nose angled from nose to tail/top to bottom. Sealed with spar varnish. Both fast and light. Fun to ride.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:58 am

Heres another design. 3 woods in this one...paulonia on the outside, poplar in the middle and basswood inlay between. Leash and center fin plugs on this one. Conditioned with tung oil. 4 feet long, 20 inches wide and 3/4 thick. Used biscuit joiner on this one.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:01 am

Hers another...fun one. Its my Eddie Van Halen board. All poplar...finished with spar. 4 foot long, 20 wide and 3/4-1 thick. Cut grooves in bottom to channel water and installed side biter fin plugs. I may cut it down to lighten it up...maybe change tail into a fish.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:10 am

My first boards...made them for the Family...different sizes. All balsa and basswood...colorful. Fun boards. Joined with carbon pieces, dyed and finished with spar varnish.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by bgreen » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:20 pm

Nice woodwork there. They are a long way from that paddleboard in the background. How do you find these short boards to surf?

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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:31 pm

This was the second style I made...balsa and basswood. maybe 18 wide and 28 long. I used hardwood dowels all the way through all of the boards to join these. Spar finish.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:39 pm

Another version of the Eddie Van Halen stripe...this time a fish with side biter fin plugs...all poplar and spar finish. "Slide Fast...Wear Stripes"
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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:41 pm

My Yin Yang board. Poplar, paulonia and basswood. Tung oil finish. Leash and center fin plugs. Wood dye again for the color.
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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:43 pm

Slightly different shape...paulonia and poplar...tung oil finish with center fin and leash plugs.
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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:50 pm

Last one for now...all poplar with spar finish. Wood dye front. Grooves cut into tail. 48 inches by 19 inches.
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Unread post by davehahn » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:58 pm

Cool boards. Nice work.

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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:01 pm

bgreen wrote:Nice woodwork there. They are a long way from that paddleboard in the background. How do you find these short boards to surf?
They are very light and floaty...lots of fun. Not that different from a boogieboard really just the wooden version. I made one for each of my kids and my Wife...so different sizes with the biggest one on the left for me. Definitely a long way from the board in the back of the pic. Thanks for commenting...wasn't sure I was posting these so that anyone else could see them!

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Unread post by MDS » Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:02 pm

davehahn wrote:Cool boards. Nice work.
Thanks Dave!

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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by flojo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:57 pm

very cool boards--where do you get all the different woods?

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Unread post by MDS » Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:34 pm

flojo wrote:very cool boards--where do you get all the different woods?
I get the poplar from a local wood company and mill...get the rough boards. The paulonia comes from a place in GA. 199.00 for 3 boards... 8ft long 6 inches wide x1 1/8 thick. Ready to work with...planed and smooth. That's the best price for paulonia I have found. Basswood and balsa from an the cheapest online company I can find at the time I need it.

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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:57 am

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Revised shape. Paulonia/poplar/basswood with tung oil finish.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:59 am

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newest board, all pawlonia...gonna be tung oil finish but not done yet. Has leash plug in center of board so you can ride it both ways.

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Unread post by mrmike » Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:14 am

I like the way you use the color stain I also have used some. nice boards

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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:17 pm

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Pawlonia swallow tail
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In the center so you can go both ways.
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Re: Some Different Board Designs

Unread post by MDS » Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:37 pm

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A new load of pawlonia

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