How those hard and soft spots treating you?
That would was made for a heavy power planer.
Keeps the shape flat and true.
Big props for doing it all by hand!
9 or 10 pieces?
Hard to count with the pics.
Seal with resin before you glass it.
You'll be happy you did.
That wood drinks resin like nobody's business!
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
Maybe you can shape a Tow-in board for Nazare?
Agave of course.
yes of course!, if this one is taking me weeks of shaping during my free time, this tow-in project will be ready for 2020! hehe
well, the hard/soft spots makes me crazy, after planing by hand I need to sand and sand and sand and more sand during days to get it flat with my sanding block (a hard grit #40), which is my another arm power tool...I need no gym man, after finish this board I will be ready for the combat! anyway, I have to accept that this board will be not perfect, nor 100% flat neither symmetric...but will be my board
Yes, I did a small sample piece of board to test a logo printing and painting, as well as laminating with entropy resin, and I realized how much sucks this material...I did a cheater coat of thin resin (resin + 10% alcohol 96º) and it got almost double weight (i did not finish the experiment yet) ...i´m afraid about the final weight...
I used 9 tequilas strips
Did you use a vent plug on agave? I should consider this?
good boards and good surfing!
Well, I realized that some part of the rails where rotten, with parts filled with air and very soft...so I decided to cut off and replace these two parts....was a hard decision beacuse I had shaped the rails and the board was almost ready, and to be honest like always, to be my first shaping just by hand, I did not wanted to overshaping...I was pretty happy with my bumpie surfaces...anyway....lets see, tomorrow I will cut until the shape of the outline to shape these prostheses and go for lamination!
ah, also the tail, Im not sure what to do with the rails of the fish tail, i will just round them down until the bottom I guess!
also I have to fill the craks and scratches with these comercial woodfillers....and then, I will need something to shave all these little hairs on the surface of the wood!
Coat finished shaped board with a solution of poly hot coat with surfacing agent and Solarez. Flash dry before completely soaking in.Sand before glassing. Removes those hairs you talked about.
Try a watered down mixture of wood glue on all those fuzzy, crumbly spots on the rails. Sand after dry.
Well, a man have to do what a man have to do!
finally, after days of contemplation and reflexion I had make my decision:
The shaping is over, the board is ready for lamination!!!!
Was very hard to make this decision, I guess that the fact of have the board at home (in my small improvised workshop) make me feel good, Im afraid of finish because I will not have any more shaping to do!!!
well, anyway, here are some pics, I even wrote the measurements and model name!!!
Barry, thank you very much for your advises, I will ask the glasser to do the coating as you said!
and thank Miguel Aragão, very nice guy!
next step = go surfing!
Well, its been a while since I updated this thread with some new projects.
I've been a busy boy.
Misc. blank glue-ups. Mostly white foam w/ red higher density red foam added.
Concave deck Stinger for show.
Multi glue-up / Dissect Series
Curved glue-up. I think this was half done when Bill T, stopped by.
good stuff barry....................who said were a bunch of hacks.......................must be what they're smoking !
but you're a sick sick man. HAHA