Paul Jensen this board you’ve made is a beautiful example of true craftsmanship. How DID you do those rails? What is the schedule of glassing and finish on this beauty? Tom S.
Paul Jensen this board you’ve made is a beautiful example of true > craftsmanship. How DID you do those rails? What is the schedule of > glassing and finish on this beauty?>>> Tom S. Paul-indeed a beatiful board, and yes, what are the rails like?Also, I shared the fin you sent me with Paul G. and he was impressed and stoked!Look forward to making a few fins down the road!Matt
wow, Paul! now that’s a PROJECT. if you ever want to write an outline of the process, i know I’d be stoked to read it. good show!
is there some sort of air valve somewhere on the board?
All I can say is, WOW! Beautiful sunrise fin. Beautiful rails. Just plain beautiful.
when is paul’s video coming out? truly an amazing piece of work. that is a project i don;t think i could handle. any word on those calipers, paul. ,
Ditto! Great looking board>>> wow, Paul! now that’s a PROJECT. if you ever want to write an outline of > the process, i know I’d be stoked to read it. good show!
is there some sort of air valve somewhere on the board? … yes… an 8/32 brass screw threaded into a brass insert at the nose… the screw had an o- ring to keep the water out, and it does.
…I documented the process…words & photos… 12 pages…Mr. Swaylock has the goods…
How DID you do those rails? …1/8" mahogany ply…contact cement… Poly-U glue at the hard to stick areas… It took me three tries to figure the rails out, try it one way, not satisfied, tear it off, x3…GRRRR… What is the schedule of glassing and finish on this beauty? …One layer 4 oz. top & bottom…Really good epoxy resin… Clear coat IMRON…
HOW DOES THAT BEAUTY RIDE?!?!?!
… yes… an 8/32 brass screw threaded into a brass insert at the nose… > the screw had an o- ring to keep the water out, and it does. Paul: that was the one thing I forgot to ask and I think you told me but how did you do the logo? By the way once again that board is awesome-my son and I were drooling over the photos the other night
I took my logo artwork to the trophy shop…I gave them some pieces of 1/8" plywood…With their laser engraver they did the ‘wood burning’…I cut the lasered logo away from the scrap plywood…I put masking tape on the face of the veneer…I got a VERY SHARP chised and seperated the top layer of veneer of the logo…I masked off the logo area on the board…Contact cement…All smiles…
I had the maiden voyage this morning… The jetty/beachbreak was waist to chest high, offshore at 20k…No one in the water or on the beach…perfect…Paddles real good, low rocker 3.5"n-1.5"t…With the 23# it has momentum…OK,While waiting for the first wave I’m hoping that when I stand up I don’t crush the deck, this is all new to me…So here comes a nice peak, paddle, early entry, stand, lean, trim, SMOOTHNESS!!!..The wave dies in channel…The board is real firm under foot, good…Then paddling back it hits me, foam boards ‘chatter’, this board is ‘velvet’… I had a 9’6" chambered balsa and this isn’t like it…This has less mass, but that’s not the difference…The balsa was rigid, this is more like being on a drum…The tensioned deck…The rails are rigid, but the deck has a really cool ‘resonance’…Think of a car innertube blown really hard, tuned sort of…Anyway, the ride is velvet, if you see me in the water I’ll let you ride a few so you know… I had doubts about the performance…The finished thickness is 3.5"…and the rails carry a lot of that thickness, so I’m thinking “Gonna be corky, gotta lean on the inside edges,don’t oversurf it”…But Whoa Nelly, this baby likes the steeps, she comes from behind the peak and hangs in the pocket under the lip like she’s not aware that she’s primarily a looker, not a rider…It holds a line and the weight carries it well through the white water…I’m adjusting to the reduced rocker, particularily on frontside bottom turns, but by the end of the 2 hour session it was automatic… For me I had a preconception about how it would ride…I was gonna ride a few, strip the wax, high gloss polish it, and dust as necessary…But now I’ve got a new primary board, and I’m SO VERY STOKED!!!
I’M SO VERY ENVIOUS!
I’M SO VERY ENVIOUS! …So, go make one!!!
…So, go make one!!! Hi Paul, What you are able to do is something that is beyond most craftsmen. It is a combination of small craft boat building and moder surfboard design. The last project, for me, stands far above anything I have seen in recent times because of the combinationinternal framing work and external design presentation. The board reminds me of an wing on old biplane and is no small accomplishment! This board I am sure has to have some riding qualities that cannot be found in anything else, and that you are riding it yourself makes the whole expression all the more complete. I’m sure there are many hours of planning and hands on construction in this board. I’ve seen wood boards that go for huge prices that don’t have near the quality of construction that this one has. There’s nothing quite like natural fiber in the water is there Paul? If I ever wanted a wooden board it would be one like you’ve built. 8’3" is a magic length too. A couple of my old boards are that length a still perform better than most of the modern boards. I’d have allot of trouble taking something like this one out in traffic but for those times when the sand shouls are working it has to be quite an experience. It looks like a museum piece! My hat’s off to you mate! Good Surfin’, Rich
Paul Jensen this board you’ve made is a beautiful example of true > craftsmanship. How DID you do those rails? What is the schedule of > glassing and finish on this beauty?>>> Tom S. Paul - Nice. Very nice.
Absolutely beautiful board Paul… Gee, if I didn’t know better, I’d almost think the guys on Swaylock’s like it! Seriously, great job.