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Unread post by paolomorgia » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:05 am

Hello!

I am looking for wood paipo printable pdf templates (pawlonia alaia like paipos)

Tombstone, pumpkin seed,classic hawaiian etc...

Anyone could help?

Thank you in advance

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Re: pdf template

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:23 am

I don't think there's much out there in the way of alaia templates, especially in pdf.

I usually start from scratch using butcher paper,and a flexible batten aka drawing spline to find a pleasing shape. The batten can be a thin strip of wood or whatever works, I've even seen guys use a fishing rod blank.

Once you get the shape you want, the paper gets spray glued to a piece of doorskin or masonite, cut out the shape, true the edges and you have a permanent template.

Another thing you can do is find a straight on photo of a shape you like, copy it and then enlarge it with whatever method you have available.

Tombstone is easy. A portion of a circle for the nose and tapering straight lines to a narrower tail.

If you do find something, please post it up.
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Re: pdf template

Unread post by bgreen » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:15 pm

If you want to pay money - http://www.surfinggreen.com.au/product/ ... df-manual/

You could get one of the longboard boards from here and just cut the nose off - http://www.blendingcurves.com/temps


You might find something on Swaylocks, though I did find this quote form Huie: "if ya gota copy ya cant shape? ferk off and get a job mowing lawns".


This guy might who posted t the forum a while ago might be able to draw you one up - http://mypaipoboards.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=415

There are also possibilities of getting an AKU shaper or boardcad file and tweaking it.

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Re: pdf template

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:17 pm

For my last two boards I used the mini Simmons outline on Blending Curves. Once I had it drawn out, it was pretty easy to lop a few inches off the bottom of the template and rework it. Likewise, it would be easy to make these designs wider or more narrow, as needed.


http://www.blendingcurves.com

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Re: pdf template

Unread post by Atlantasurfer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:22 pm

for whatever reason, they have the Simmons inspired designs under "Nug."

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Unread post by nomastomas » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Uncle's way is the time-honored method. Everyone who builds surfcraft should know or learn how to do this. It works from paipos to longboards. I do it directly on the blank as demonstrated by John Carper in his now old shaping video. I saw Pat Curren do it directly on a door skin in the surf movie "Glass Love".
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Re: pdf template

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:07 pm

I usually do the butcher paper deal at the beginning because we always have a roll around and I haven't wasted a chunk of ply if I'm not perfectly happy with the design once it's laid out.
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Re: pdf template

Unread post by paolomorgia » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:58 am

Thank you guys.
It was just asking for help.
Rails, concave,thickness etc.
I never shaped a board...
Anyway, I will find my path.

Have a nice day.

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Re: pdf template

Unread post by bgreen » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:41 pm

The original question focussed on the template. The issue of "Rails, concave, thickness etc" is a completely different question.

What sort of waves will you be riding? If it is Italy, unless you have a secret tube pit nearby an alaia/tombstone style board should be fine. If you oiled it and don't like the rails etc, you can continually reshape it (Soulgliders post was a good example of this). There are quite a few first time build threads on this site.

These type of boards don't need to be that complex. Thickness will in part be determined by how heavy you are.

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Re: pdf template

Unread post by paolomorgia » Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:27 pm

Thank you bgreen.
I finally bought two Wegener Paipos... :-)))

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