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10' 6" Western Red Cedar Longboard
7" of rocker
My favorite picture.
I hand selected Cedar boards with the least amount of knots possible. I milled the lumber in my home workshop. I didn't want to build a board that came out of a kit. Waiting for tools to be shipped in, setting up the workshop, and building the board took three months. I believe I could shave that time to a month now since I have all the first of's finished (building rocker table, woodworking bench). It turned out very well and I'm happy with the finished product. I'm currently waiting for a day suited for test runs.
Do you see the boards leaning on the wall of the shop? That's the surfboard three months ago.
Ready to shape rails
Loving the wood grain!
Here is the top and bottom deck of the board after I finished resawing the boards. The band saw was so hot I could have cooked an egg on it.
Here is the custom fin before glassing. A good way to burn three or four days making this one. Made from 1x4x8' cedar boards. Made from scratch as you can get.
Book matched deck planks add some nice effect.
Sometime I think Steve you can build really cool surfboards......try not to let it go to your head.
I didn't realize how big 10'6" was until I saw this picture.
When did you move to the US, Roy?
It's Steve...but thanks! I'm flattered.
Great approach, and build! Its nice to see something made from scratch; I bet the next one will be even better. Bravo, and ride on...
100% identical to the construction method use by a certain loony from NZ. Right down to the fin shape. Right, "Steve"?
It's a similar board.
Steve83...Have you ever been to karaoke night at the Upper Deck?
Can't say I have.....
Can't say I have.....
Ever had a VIP night at Mad River?
I'm curious of the intent of your off topic questions. No doubt your trying to prove some point. SammyA I would appreciate all unthread topic related posts be sent in a private message. Lets not fill the thread with unrelated posts for the courtesy of all the other readers please. If there is a burning question you must ask then ask it.
Hey I live in Savannah.
That's pretty. Why did you decide on a wooden board and the construction techniques? Did Roy help you or send plans? Have you checked out Paul Jensen's stuff? Why cedar and not balsa or paulonia? Just curious. Mike
Thanks Rooster! I decided on the build about a year ago, but it took me a while to research and study up for the build. Roy has been helpful in answering some build questions, but I did not buy a set of his plans for the board. it is a parallel profile torsion box surfboard. I chose cedar because of cost and availability. 1 x 4 x8 boards can be purchased at lowes so it saved me the high shipping cost and high material cost of paulownia or balsa. I estimate around 220ish spent on wood for the build. I've never found a good local source for balsa or paulownia. There both kind of an exotic wood for South Carolina.