Custom Wood Longboard Charleston South Carolina

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10' 6" Western Red Cedar Longboard

7" of rocker

11.25" Fin

44 pounds

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Fin shot.

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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. 

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Do you see the boards leaning on the wall of the shop? That's the surfboard three months ago.

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Ready to shape rails

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Loving the wood grain!

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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. 

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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.

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After glassing. 

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Book matched deck planks add some nice effect.

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Sometime I think Steve you can build really cool surfboards......try not to let it go to your head.

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I didn't realize how big 10'6" was until I saw this picture.

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When did you move to the US, Roy?

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It's Steve...but thanks! I'm flattered.

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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...

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100% identical to the construction method use by a certain loony from NZ. Right down to the fin shape. Right, "Steve"?

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Thanks Ghettorat!

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SammyA,

It's a similar board. 

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Steve83...Have you ever been to karaoke night at the Upper Deck?

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Can't say I have.....

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Can't say I have.....

Ever had a VIP night at Mad River?

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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.

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Hey I live in Savannah.

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Hi Steve,

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

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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.

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