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by B_Wurts
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Thanks UncleG.
I'll give Barge Cement a try.
by B_Wurts
Sat Oct 30, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

Interesting! How are you using XLPE as a mold for a paipo "Wood Press?" I have developed a technology for making blanks for channel bottom BBs/Paipos. XLPE should work well for building the blanks and prototypes. Just need to come up with a good adhesive that is strong enough to endure the...
by B_Wurts
Thu Oct 14, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

It is closed cell, "Cross-Linked Polyethylene" foam 6-pcf. I got it from an online foam supplier in Michigan.
The other more expensive foam I want to play with is 6-pcf "Mini-cell EVA" (more UV tolerant).
by B_Wurts
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

Re: Monolith 2001: XLPE

At 6 pcf, the XLPE foam is lighter than balsa (8-14 pcf). The 6 pcf XLPE is fairly stiff with a little flex. It is more expensive than EPS for sure. The 6 pcf XLPE sample seemed to sand fairly well -- a bit better than the 6 pcf microcell EVA. I plan to try shaping by hand with coarse sandpaper, woo...
by B_Wurts
Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:14 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Monolith 2001: XLPE
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

Monolith 2001: XLPE

Decided to try shaping a different material for BB/Paipo builds -- high density, cross-linked polyethylene foam. No glassing required. Should be lighter than wood and not too much heavier than stringerless foam with a heavy glassing schedule. Eliminating glassing should speed up the build/prototypin...
by B_Wurts
Fri Jul 09, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Nothing fancy
Replies: 2
Views: 2534

Re: Nothing fancy

A basic "Lord Board" with parallel rails for speed...
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
by B_Wurts
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: New project... this time a Paipo
Replies: 34
Views: 7344

Re: New project... this time a Paipo

If you are only going to use one wood veneer, it would give better compressive strength on the deck. With wood veneers on both deck and bottom, you might not need stringers.
If you need a cork deck skin for impact absorption and traction, you could possibly add it over the deck's wood veneer.