Thanks for the thread, nice board, looking forward to seeing it progress.
Be safe, have fun. -J
Finished shaping the blank. I did single/roll/vee on the bottom, 50/50 rails and added a finbox reinforcement.
I used an epoxy slurry with micro balloons and cabosil to fill the voids. I decided to lam over the top of the fin box. I installed it, the handle and the leash plug then finished sanded everything.
I used spray adhesive on the bottom of the board and around the handle and leash plug to hold the Innegra in place while I wetted it. I used RR epoxy to wet out and then laid on the Okume veneer. I wrapped it with release ply, perf ply and breather. Slid it in the bag and vacuumed it down slow. 2 lbs. of vac for about 45 min then increased to 5 for another 30 min. This is what it looks like after I unwrapped it.
super nice buddy i just LOVE it, and going the extra mile with the veneer and vac bagging is super super inspiring.
Sunshine Coast (hoax) Queensland Australia
I like it too...
I spent a real long day doing the outer lamination. I used cabosil and epoxy to fair in the edges of the veneer. Then i glassed with 4oz. S on both sides with cut laps. I basted the rails and fill coated both sides.
Awesome. That dark veneer and white rails makes me think of vintage motorboats with the white caulking between the deck boards.
I sanded, pinlined and finish coated. Here are some pics of it when I was test fitting the fin. I'll probably do a wet sanded finish on the bottom before I ride it.
That board is gorgeous. Almost too pretty to take out & ride. Your craftsmanship is superb.