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by mrmike
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 9498

Re: Building my first Paipo

minwax works on paulownia I would rub the board dowm with mineral spirts before you start
by mrmike
Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 9498

Re: Building my first Paipo

I would skip the glass just a big mess I use minwax poyurethane clear gloss or semigloss about 6 coats It will be water tight for years and if it get bashed up it is easy to fix. at 4' length will give you speed not hard to turn. you can alway cut it down but you can't make it longer. on a 1" thick ...
by mrmike
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Building my first Paipo
Replies: 27
Views: 9498

Re: Building my first Paipo

for the first board I would keep it simple. cedar is nice I have some out of it 1" cedar strips looks good the glue joints are stronger then the wood but cedar sometime like to split on the grain so keep it about 1" thick 12" to 14" wide and about 4' long keep the rails square at about 1/2" and the ...
by mrmike
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: 60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: 60s Bon Aire Bodyboard / Skim Board

you had to follow the template if you wanted a good points, but the fins were up to you. we made " T " fins thaught it would lift you out of the water (fat chance at that ever happing)
by mrmike
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wax on varnish boards??
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: Wax on varnish boards??

wax on son
by mrmike
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My first board: yes it rips!
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

Re: My first board: yes it rips!

cool board now go make some more one is not enought. welcome on board
by mrmike
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Surfoplane Vintage Film
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: Surfoplane Vintage Film

great stuff larry
by mrmike
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wavejet bodyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3486

Re: Wavejet bodyboard

to much crap k.i.s.s.
by mrmike
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Longboard Wavejet paipo/prone
Replies: 5
Views: 2079

Re: Longboard Wavejet paipo/prone

why??????????????
by mrmike
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Wegener Albacore
Replies: 15
Views: 5183

Re: Wegener Albacore

amen
by mrmike
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Finless or Not?
Replies: 39
Views: 11780

Re: Finless or Not?

well said
by mrmike
Tue May 21, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Swim Fins, Skegs & Other Paipo Gear
Topic: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)
Replies: 30
Views: 13725

Re: Duckfeet/DaFin comparison (land-based early impressions)

my Dafins are 2year old and I use them almost every day and they still look new. like I said before fin are like shoes not all peoples feet fit the same shoe
by mrmike
Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: My latest paipo experiment
Replies: 9
Views: 3210

Re: My latest paipo experiment

nice nice nice!
by mrmike
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos
Replies: 14
Views: 4548

Re: Bottom Shapes Of Simple Wood Paipos

k.i.s.s. flat is were it at and I need change for my $.50
by mrmike
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: Stokefest
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Stokefest

I am going only 20 min from my house
by mrmike
Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 5085

Re: Rails

cool
by mrmike
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 5085

Re: Rails

for tools go to a swap meet or yard sale stay away from cheep junk tools (china) a good tool will last a life time and then some I have tool my great grandad used in his day you just need to keep them sharp MRMIKE
by mrmike
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Rails
Replies: 11
Views: 5085

Re: Rails

For your first board I would keep the bottom flat In my opinion flat is the fastest some will disagree but it is the easiest to make . the rails I keep square 1/2 the thickness of the board so if the board is 1/2" thick the rails should be about 1/4" . take a plane and plane down on the top about 2"...
by mrmike
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: california dreaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: california dreaming

cornish style 4' x 1' x 1/2"
by mrmike
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Your Wave
Topic: california dreaming
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: california dreaming

lounger does ok but the dog hates it