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by mwallace
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Thanks! My buddy has a laser and etches tags for most of my furniture, we were able to hack his machine in order to get the boards in. I love the etching.

Yep, 65, Bahama blue!
by mwallace
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

And the last set of photos. I'm lucky to have a friend who has a laser, so i designed a logo and had him etch the three boards. I've hand sanded them up to 400 and will be oiling them all with linseed oil. The last photo is me with my board and my 65 VW. I can't wait to see these babies in the water.
by mwallace
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Here are some more progress shots. The boards were all hand shaped. I carved out the concave with a pull shave and my block plane. I didn't bend the nose, but i've shaped it back about 8-10" from the tip.
by mwallace
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

It's been a while since i've posted, but our trip to the coast is coming up and i figured, i'd upload some photos of my progress. All three boards are ready to be oiled. This is my first time building Paipos, but i'm sure i'll be doing it again. I have no idea how they'll ride, but it's been a lot o...
by mwallace
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Thanks Bob! I'll try to lift the nose a bit. I'm sure I can hand plane that down. I'll probably try one board with oil and another with glass. I'm super excited to get going on these. I haven't surfed any lakes around here, I imagine your buddy meant the Great Lakes, the surf is supposed to be amazi...
by mwallace
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Thanks for all the awesome info everyone! I've resawn my cedar and I figure I'll make 2 over the winter. Since the boards will be less than 1" thick anyways, i thought i may as well cut down on the waste by resawing the lumber. I'm going to try sealing one with Tung oil and the other with a waterpro...
by mwallace
Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Thank you Rod! I just took a quick look and Iove the look of his boards. I'm really excited to Get down to work. I saw that they just oil their boards, I know that's an Eco based choice, but I guess doing that would lead to a lot more maintenance, rather than using fibreglass?
by mwallace
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Re: Building my first Paipo

Thanks Mike! How does the length of the board help the ride? I've seen shorter ones online too, are there tougher to handle? Would the rails just be the outside strips of wood along the edges? Should they be a tad deeper than the rest of the planks? Thanks again!
by mwallace
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 8270

Building my first Paipo

Hi everyone, First off I'm impressed with all the amazing knowledge here on the forum. I'm a furniture designer in Canada, and I've become addicted to body boarding. I tend to spend a fair amount of time in the summer on Cape Cod and this summer I met someone who'd built his own Paipo. His was a fla...