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by MDS
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

I like the little boards you made for you and your familly, their look is nice, short and rounded. I guess all these hard wood boards are quite heavy, aren't you afraid to be hit by them during the rides ? They are mostly made of paulonia wood and really aren't that heavy. Most of the time I don't ...
by MDS
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

bgreen wrote:The quiver must be growing exponentially.
Why yes it certainly is.
by MDS
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

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All pawlonia, no finish yet but will use clear spar.
All pawlonia, no finish yet but will use clear spar.
Bottom of board.
Bottom of board.
Couple of the last boards of the season. Moving on to foam and fibeglass. 2 almost done and will post pics soon!
by MDS
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

I see your leash plug is located centre of your board. Does it get in the way often or are riding/paddling off the back? I'm presuming you are using a bicep style leash. Bob Just something new to try out. Shaped board to ride both directions so wanted to test out a center position instead of 1 plug...
by MDS
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

A new load of pawlonia
A new load of pawlonia
by MDS
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Pawlonia swallow tail
Pawlonia swallow tail
by MDS
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

newest board, all pawlonia...gonna be tung oil finish but not done yet.  Has leash plug in center of board so you can ride it both ways.
newest board, all pawlonia...gonna be tung oil finish but not done yet. Has leash plug in center of board so you can ride it both ways.
by MDS
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Revised shape.  Paulonia/poplar/basswood with tung oil finish.
Revised shape. Paulonia/poplar/basswood with tung oil finish.
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by MDS
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

very cool boards--where do you get all the different woods? I get the poplar from a local wood company and mill...get the rough boards. The paulonia comes from a place in GA. 199.00 for 3 boards... 8ft long 6 inches wide x1 1/8 thick. Ready to work with...planed and smooth. That's the best price fo...
by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

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davehahn wrote:Cool boards. Nice work.
Thanks Dave!
by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Nice woodwork there. They are a long way from that paddleboard in the background. How do you find these short boards to surf? They are very light and floaty...lots of fun. Not that different from a boogieboard really just the wooden version. I made one for each of my kids and my Wife...so different...
by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Last one for now...all poplar with spar finish. Wood dye front. Grooves cut into tail. 48 inches by 19 inches.
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Slightly different shape...paulonia and poplar...tung oil finish with center fin and leash plugs.
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

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My Yin Yang board. Poplar, paulonia and basswood. Tung oil finish. Leash and center fin plugs. Wood dye again for the color.
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

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Another version of the Eddie Van Halen stripe...this time a fish with side biter fin plugs...all poplar and spar finish. "Slide Fast...Wear Stripes"
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

This was the second style I made...balsa and basswood. maybe 18 wide and 28 long. I used hardwood dowels all the way through all of the boards to join these. Spar finish.
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

My first boards...made them for the Family...different sizes. All balsa and basswood...colorful. Fun boards. Joined with carbon pieces, dyed and finished with spar varnish.
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More pics of other styles to come!
by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Hers another...fun one. Its my Eddie Van Halen board. All poplar...finished with spar. 4 foot long, 20 wide and 3/4-1 thick. Cut grooves in bottom to channel water and installed side biter fin plugs. I may cut it down to lighten it up...maybe change tail into a fish.
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by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Re: Some Different Board Designs

Heres another design. 3 woods in this one...paulonia on the outside, poplar in the middle and basswood inlay between. Leash and center fin plugs on this one. Conditioned with tung oil. 4 feet long, 20 inches wide and 3/4 thick. Used biscuit joiner on this one. paipowaves1.jpg paipowaves2.jpg paipowa...
by MDS
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Paipo Board Design & Building
Topic: Some Different Board Designs
Replies: 49
Views: 14363

Some Different Board Designs

These 2 boards are made from Paulonia boards and joined with 2 inch carbon dowels. Both just under 42 inches long, 18 inches wide and 1/2-3/4 inch. thick. I used wood dye to color the tops but left the bottom stained. Drilled leash cord holes at nose angled from nose to tail/top to bottom. Sealed wi...