Saturday, August 21, 2010

1st alaia

i just made my 1st alaia, 6' x 16" out of a pine blank that my dad's friend jeff made.  it's really thin and heavy so i'll be stoked if i can catch a wave on it.  thanks nole and pat for helping me!

6 comments:

dogleg said...

nice. i want some pine too!

Eric said...

looks fun. How you like that rocker it looks have in the nose?

Paulo Ribeiro said...

Hi
The board looks great.

I'm also working on a pine alaia and I'm wondering... how did you protected the board against the sun and the water? Have you used varnish ou linseed oil?

I want to keep it natural so I'm trying with linseed oil, but... I'm not sure if it will work.

http://blog.pauloribeiro.net/2010/07/10/alaia-experiment-2/

Paulo Ribeiro said...

the link...
http://blog.pauloribeiro.net/2010/07/10/alaia-experiment-2/

hullaby said...

First few coats use 2 parts BLO 1 part turpentine, next few coats use pure BLO, last few coats use briwax.

Paulo Ribeiro said...

Txs for the tip!