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    Alaia

    I glued up some pine planks the other day for an 8' alaia with a swallow tail, parabolic rails and a deep concave/channel running from nose to tail. It's coming along well and am hoping to wrap up sanding by the end of today. I'll be oiling it for the next several days and wishing for some waves to take it out sometime this week! Stoked! I'll post some pics of it once it's completed.

    Here's a pic of my first alaia.

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    nice boards!!

    But yer in Florida wearing a 5/4/3...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushpins View Post
    nice boards!!

    But yer in Florida wearing a 5/4/3...
    Wish! That's a 3/2 that leaks! Time for a new 4/3 fo sho

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    surfcolorado Guest

    Glue used

    Hey what was the glue you used to glue the pine?
    Oh and where the planks grooved or not?
    Thanks man!
    keep rippin

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfcolorado View Post
    Hey what was the glue you used to glue the pine?
    Oh and where the planks grooved or not?
    Thanks man!
    keep rippin
    Gorilla Glue Wateproof. No tongue and groove. But should've put one in to make it extra sturdy. Stay stoked!

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    Please keep us all up dated on your prodject,post pic's plesae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by choked out surfer View Post
    Please keep us all up dated on your prodject,post pic's plesae.
    Will do. Split my pine alaia. 3 feet down from the nose. Now I'll be chopping it down an making a paipo out of it. Looks like tongue and grove is a must have. The board hit the sand bar hard and died 24 min into the session. It was a good board to polish up wood working skills. I'm planning on doing the same or very similar shape out of Paulownia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsen View Post
    Will do. Split my pine alaia. 3 feet down from the nose. Now I'll be chopping it down an making a paipo out of it. Looks like tongue and grove is a must have. The board hit the sand bar hard and died 24 min into the session. It was a good board to polish up wood working skills. I'm planning on doing the same or very similar shape out of Paulownia.
    what dementions were you alaia boards? what kind of wood? how many planks? sizes? kind of glue and oil? how long did it take?

    I really want to start one as a project and im having trouble finding information on how to actually do it and where to get the materials.

    thanks

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    Watch Rob Machado surf an alaia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QhTFONJTCU
    Last edited by Swellinfo; May 4, 2009 at 05:35 PM.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    what dementions were you alaia boards? what kind of wood? how many planks? sizes? kind of glue and oil? how long did it take?

    I really want to start one as a project and im having trouble finding information on how to actually do it and where to get the materials.

    thanks

    Check out Swaylocks. Search " alaia" and you should get all the info you need to shape one.
    Good luck.