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Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:09 pm

I'd been wanting to do another old school board for a while but was lacking inspiration, until I read the excellent new Duke Kahanamoku bio "Waterman" and found this bit of Herman Melville quoted from his 3rd book, the fictional Mardi (And a Voyage Thither)

"Without the break in the reef wide banks of coral shelve off, creating the bar, where the waves muster for the onset, thundering in water-bolts, that shake the whole reef, till its very spray trembles. And then is it, that the swimmers of Ohonoo most delight to gambol in the surf.

For this sport, a surf-board is indispensable: some five feet in length; the width of a man’s body; convex on both sides; highly polished; and rounded at the ends. It is held in high estimation; invariably oiled after use; and hung up conspicuously in the dwelling of the owner."

60" in Length 16½"@ Nose 14" @ Tail

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I'm interested to see how the convex bottom goes.
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by nomastomas » Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:05 pm

Beautiful work, UG...
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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by CHRISPI » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:31 am

Is it hard to match the grain left to right like that ?

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by bgreen » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:00 am

Uncle G,

What's the finish?

A classic quote from Melville.

Bob

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by mrmike » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:24 am

very nice

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:06 pm

bgreen wrote:Uncle G,

What's the finish?

A classic quote from Melville.

Bob
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Easy to use and works very well.
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by Uncle Grumpy » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:09 pm

CHRISPI wrote:Is it hard to match the grain left to right like that ?
It all depends on the species, how much lumber I have and how the boards are sawn.
Paipo surfer in repose,
Nose on the nose,
No grunting he-man pose.
See how fast he goes!
What is it he knows?

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by GeoffreyLevens » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:18 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote:
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Easy to use and works very well.
Guess your'er ready then

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by kfitz + » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:26 pm

Really nice project ,and the end result is sick ! Great job !

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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by rodndtube » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:21 pm

Uncle Grumpy wrote:<snip, snip>
I'm interested to see how the convex bottom goes.
The way of the ancients.
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Re: Ohonoo

Unread post by bgreen » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:09 am

Uncle G,

Has the board been in the water yet?

Bob

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