Paulowina Fish (001)

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Paulowina Fish (001)

Postby [REZ] » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:36 am

Hi all - You may have noticed I have been asking for fish templates / fin placements and other shaping questions. Well the reason is I have been building a Paulowina fish from one of Roy Stewarts kits all the way from NZ. This is my first shaping experience btw. Here is my progress. Enjoy.

The wood to make the deck and bottom panels:Panel 1 and 4
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The wood for the 2 internal panels: Panel 2 and 3
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Resin / hardner / glue powder:
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Tracing the planshape - Thanks Lob / Royal :-D
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Cutout template:
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Panel 1 (deck)
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Panel 4 (bottom)
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Internal Panel 2:
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Internal Panel 2 glued:
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Fins - not really happy with the fins at the moment - I made them out of 2x4mm bits marine ply with a sheet of 2 mm Paulowina inbetween. Paulowina foils much better than the ply btw. I will probably remake them out of all Paulowina as I have some stock left over.
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Now I have to wait for internal Panel 3 to cure then I will build the rocker jig.(Probably at the weekend).

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Postby slopsurfer » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:41 am

wow rez, looking good, am in awe of anyone with the patience and skill to work with wood.

Looking forward to seeing it progress 8)
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Postby stephh » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:43 am

That's really impressive, I can't wait to see how it turns out. I can't ever imagine doing anything like that :shock:
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Postby North Devon Lad » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:59 am

Awesome.

That looks tricky to do.
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Postby The Decorator » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:04 am

Looks fucking terrifying!! :shock:
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Postby J L » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:14 am

Looks cool, and like a garden fence :lol: good luck, 8)
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Postby [REZ] » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:29 am

J L wrote:Looks cool, and like a garden fence :lol: good luck, 8)


The 'Garden Fence' look is just the wood stain and will be gone when I do the shaping part.

Thanks for the encouraging comments - It has been scary in parts as I know nothing about shaping / building a board / fin placement etc - its a big learning curve for me but its very enjoyable. I want to get it finished by the start of September when Im off to France for 2 weeks - a good testing ground.

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Postby degenerate » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:17 pm

REZ....what can I say that hasn't already been said, that is going to be so impressive when it's complete, what an awesome challenge aswell, so rewarding. You will learn so much from this experiance. Good luck mate!
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Postby [REZ] » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:08 pm

Thanks degenerate,
Its very true, Im learning loads which I hope will help me out when I do my next board - I think I will have enough Paulowina left over to make another board (panels 1 and 4 only)but will have to get some other stock for the internal panels, maybe some balsa or cedar.
Not sure its very easy to get longer lengths of basla in the UK. Anyone know?

Might be asking you a few questions when it comes to glassing / finishing if thats cool?

Cheers

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Postby Le Perit » Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:44 pm

RESPECT!
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Postby royal » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:18 pm

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!


very cool.

keep the pictures coming
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Postby Alwayzthekook » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:56 pm

I like the fact that yuo've given us a photo of the glue, you big dork! :lol:

Nah - looks VERY exciting mate!! Keep us posted. I would actually LOVE to see yuo ride that for the first time... SUPER STOKED :-D :-D
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Postby [REZ] » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:52 am

Alwayzthekook wrote:I like the fact that yuo've given us a photo of the glue, you big dork! :lol:

Nah - looks VERY exciting mate!! Keep us posted. I would actually LOVE to see yuo ride that for the first time... SUPER STOKED :-D :-D


I will try and get some pics of me surfing it in France in Sept. - I took a picture of the glue cos it was fu*kin expensive!!! :-D :-D
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Postby Alwayzthekook » Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:46 am

:lol: fair play :lol:
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Postby [REZ] » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:12 pm

Okay - spent a few hours on it this weekend - currently waiting for the third panel to cure.

Heres the pics:

Rocker table
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Internal panels done on rocker table:
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Side view of glued panels 1, 2 and 3
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Weights on panels - might have overdone it slighty!!! :-D
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Panel 1 and 2 off the table:
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Going to laminate the final panel tomorrow morning and start making some new all Paulowina fins.

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Postby RoyStewart » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:18 am

Good show Rez interesting weights there, we prefer mountains of book bottles of water boxes of nails and the builder squatting on the nose for a few hours but each to their own :wink:

You are a bit light on the number of rocker jig cross members but all's well that ends well and it looks like it's laminated up nicely

When cutting out the planshape make sure that your handsaw has enough set on it as then it's easier to keep the cut nice and plumb to the deck (remember that it should be cut plumb to the deck. not vertical

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Postby [REZ] » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:00 am

Thanks Roy,
I did think about putting more cross members for the jig but I ran out of wood - the ply that I used for the top was quite thick so im sure it will be fine - I hope!

remember that it should be cut plumb to the deck. not vertical


Is this not the same thing Roy? Plumb and vertical?

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Postby RoyStewart » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:04 am

Oops didn't see the ply i thought you were laminating straight on top of the cross members.

Regarding the 'plumb' comment I mean that the board should be cut out at a right angle to the deck. . . . . so where the nose rocker swoops up the cut will not be plumb or vertical but at 90 degrees to the deck.

Anyway I'll butt out as it's your show, :-)
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Postby grub » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:11 pm

Nice work REZ! making me want to get back on track with my little advanture, keep the photos comming...
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Postby The Decorator » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:02 pm

I reckon a wysteria would climb that lovely :lol: :wink:
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Postby banana_man2 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:53 am

Big respect Rez for taking that project on! :shock: It'll be ace when its finished! 8)
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Postby [REZ] » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:48 pm

Some more pics:
All Panels off the jig
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Unfinished all Paulowina fins:

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Going to cut out the planshape this week...more pics then.

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Postby ChrisRoberts » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:49 am

Nice Fins! :-)
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Postby upfront » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:58 am

nice fins bru.
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Postby royal » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:10 pm

super stoked on this thread!

good work Rez
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Postby [REZ] » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:06 pm

Thanks Royal...
Been spending some more time on it last night and today in the sun!!!

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Hope you all get some salt water action this weekend - lookin good!!!
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Postby surfer-dave » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:41 pm

Whaaaay!
That's mint. well done :D Acctually damn looking forward to seeing it finished! :P
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Postby royal » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:05 am

looks great. keep the pictures coming
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Postby weaver » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:27 am

Any idea what the final all up weight will be?
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Postby Mirky_Splatt » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:21 pm

its looks absolutely amazing so far mate, any chance of listing materials and their costs?? thanks
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