Latest Paipo

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Been away for a while! but here's the latest paipo I've been working on:
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Solid walnut 40.5" x 19" and 15mm max thickness. Convex profile top and bottom with very slight natural rocker.

I've been using tulipwood for this type of design so it should be interesting to see how I get on with the walnut which I've only used in handplanes before.
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Looks great
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Merci!!
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Very Nice.
FWIW,
Boat builders have a long held superstition against using walnut in watercraft.
It's known to them as "coffin wood".
I wouldn't worry about it tho'. ;)
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Uncle Grumpy wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am Very Nice.
FWIW,
Boat builders have a long held superstition against using walnut in watercraft.
It's known to them as "coffin wood".
I wouldn't worry about it tho'. ;)
Well, since there's some old tradition of using coffin lids as paipo boards, it's all good...
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How does it ride compared to your earlier boards?
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Uncle Grumpy wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:22 am Very Nice.
FWIW,
Boat builders have a long held superstition against using walnut in watercraft.
It's known to them as "coffin wood".
I wouldn't worry about it tho'. ;)
Funnily enough my Grandad's sister was married to the guy who developed the original coffin lid bellyboards...
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bgreen wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:34 am How does it ride compared to your earlier boards?
Being solid they don't have the buoyancy of the hollow boards. But being thin they duck dive like a dream and cut into the way face really nicely.
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Here's the 4ft6" x 18" version
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And 4ft version.
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