Paepo’o - my boards

What works and what doesn't. Share design ideas, references and contacts for paipo board builders.
Kamakalele
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Paepo’o - my boards

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Testing different designs, still learning and test piloting.
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Re: Paepo’o - my boards

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Unread post by rodndtube »

Nice looking boards. They appear to be along more traditional lines (plan shapes). How long and wide are the boards and are they flat=, concave- or convex-bottomed?
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I was curious about the white butterfly like shapes on the boards (like bow tie pasta, farfelle). On one board they look like stitches across a crack.
Is this there function or is it design? They look heavy or are thye lighter than they look. Either way, looks like you're having fun on them.
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Excellent. I know first hand the fun to be had on a alaia style paipo.
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Really cool shapes-I particularly like the one on the right in the group picture. How long/wide is it?
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Re: Paepo’o - my boards

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here is a video showing how to use butterflys to stabalize splits in wood. They are particularly good if shaping from planks. Rocker etc sells tools for making and setting the inlays. https://www.google.com/search?q=Bow+Tie ... P15uimA078
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