Small wave stoke at home : )
Could really go for a good, long, comfy, energizing hug. : )
Two hand-carved paipos in figured Mahogany. The little fellow (38” long) has deep single-to-double concaves through the bottom, while the larger four foot board has undercut fin-forms. Both are fast and fun and, yowza, that wood is beautiful!
Got a few new paipo commissions— boards headed to some serious whompers! Steep and deep! I’ll post photos as I carve.
Can’t wait to get really rolling on board building and get some of my work under excellent surfers’ feet.
girls build boats! boys sew sails!
Some really bad pictures of my day’s focus. Bottom and deck are nearly completely faired/smoothed, rails and nose/tailblocks are still wanting, but pretty close. I’m taking waaay too long on board #1. ah, well, c’est la vie! At least I’m happy with it : )
Hollow Western Red Cedar 7’-5” x 21 1/2” x 2 5/8” hull, with agave rails, and agave and Padauk nose and tail blocks, and Paduak inlays. Will receive a glass-on True Ames L-flex 9-B (Liddle template 9” flex fin in volan). Round-pin-ish, with the possible incoming el nino in mind.
I walked down to True Ames just now and put in a custom order for a 9” Liddle template flex fin (L-flex 9-B) for the hull. Nice folks : ). I got to check one out in person and it looks like a great fit for the board (and, hopefully, some El Nino conditions this coming Fall and Winter). Stoked!
I’ve been cleaning up/final fairing the board today and, *whistles*, whoo, it looks pretty good! The fin will take a week, so I’ve got about three weeks (~two weeks for the glassing) until water time. Given Big Blue wakes up ; ).