Travel Board

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Travel Board

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I have been looking at making a 12mm ply board that folds in half so it fits in a suit case , thinking of epoxy glueing hard wood and using hinges two problems I see are pinching skin when flexing and how to lock it open has anyone made anything similar.
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Have not made similar, for the reason that I can practically feel the pinching with flex on a hinged multi-piece board.

I'm lazy and just went small 1 piece handboard, or mat.

I'm sure you've seen other fastening methods for much larger or thicker craft. With something that thin there's going to be flex and I personally can't think of a way around that and possible effects in the joint area.
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You ride the suitcase.
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A foldable board, wouldn't it be great ?
I reminds me this episode of "curb your enthusiasm" where Larry David claims the invention of 2 parts skis that one could screw together :lol:
If you don't have room for a board I would recommend to use a surfmat or a mini paipo.
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Re: Travel Board

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My actual experience with folding and hinges comes from a 1" by 6" folding table I made for the back of my truck, goes across from one camper shell rail to the other, for setting drink/food/kindle/cards on when camping. It flexes and can grab skin if unwary. Which brings up the other issue with this, which is hinges fold. Thinking about applying this to a board...you would still have to have something to lock in when fully extended. If you go that far probably something could be figured out to eliminate the hinges altogether.

If this is something one wants to pursue, the old Pope Bi-Sect travel boards worked. Need thickness though. And I think I mentioned earlier kayaks, and i believe paddleboards in design phase, have various methods to join two parts.
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Nels wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:32 pm If this is something one wants to pursue, the old Pope Bi-Sect travel boards worked. Need thickness though. And I think I mentioned earlier kayaks, and i believe paddleboards in design phase, have various methods to join two parts.
Having handled several of the Bi and Tri sect type boards; They are HEAVY.
Pick a big suitcase and make a paipo to fit. ;)
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I can imagine the weight. They had to close off both ends, so more glass, plus whatever joined them. And then just building to the stresses of a two-piece board.

Once upon a time a board having weight was considered a good thing for certain applications. Now I just look at carrying the bloody things.

Doc wrote it best on a blurb over on the mypaipoboards site...worth a check for those who haven't seen it...
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A fun approch would be to imagine a two parts board, where both parts would be semi independants.
Like 2 parts connected by two hinges, without any lock system, so both parts could still move.
Of course there would be a global lack of rigidity, but not more than a surfmat when you think about it.
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I have a two part paipo. I can send photos on the week-end. It has two carbon fibre rods through the centre and two screws, that lock the two halves togetehr.

Search Swaylocks- lots of guys have made bisectable boards there.

I'd forget the hinge idea.
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Taking on an idea given previously, why don´t you try making a handboard from a nylon or kitchen cutting board?

Check this for reference:
https://ahuasurf.com/collections/featur ... -handboard
https://ahuasurf.com/collections/featur ... board-blue

It would be small and light enough to carry in your luggage, along with a pair of swimming fins, and would work in a wide variety of wave sizes and conditions.
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Ok, here are the photos.
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Credit for the design goes to:

https://jasonoliverwoodensurfboards.blogspot.com/
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Well, I had to try my idea and yesterday decided to transform an old kitchen cutting board into a handboard.

Cutting the board was easy and I used a piece of scrap to test bending and finishing with a heat gun... more will follow!
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Finally done and ready for sea trials!
Used a kitchen cutting board, a strap from an old cooler bag, an old swim fins leash with paracord, scrap aluminium and some nuts and bolts.
Forming the concave bottom wigh the heat gun was easy, but removing the scratches from the bottom required some sanding and some heat to obtain a gloss finishing.
It will not win any beauty contest for sure, but was cheap, fun and easy to build and with only 300mm long it's perfect as a travel board.
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bgreen. that bisect board of yours looks great
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I should clarify.

Credit for the bisect design goes to:

https://jasonoliverwoodensurfboards.blogspot.com/

The board itself, is a copy of one of John Galera's.
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