First time with solar resin.
Be interesting to see how it holds up.
Heaps of steps to go but its getting closer.
Sunshine Coast (hoax) Queensland Australia
Not sure if everybody does this. but should led me get a cool halo around the swallow.
Nice work man. I've done one of these. A mate found a longboard two pieces in a skip. I made him a 5'6" egg. Turned out pretty sweet. It's pretty satisfying turning some landfill into a new board aye.
Absolutely man, i have been making rubbish into boards a fair bit, its rad.
getting building foam and other scraps.
resin dams and rough tail shapes
But the damn thing fell over in the shed and landed on the compressor. Put a shatter in the deck. Cosmetic only, but still a bummer
So it's done, but I'm "disappointed" my mate helped me set the fin plugs, and he pulled out the dummy fins, the box pulled out as the resin hadn't set. (It's not his fault, I could have re-set it right there but I didn't.) Everything else is rad.
He claimed they would be fine but they were recycled Fcs 2, hmmmm. The fin can't is different on each fin.
I'm wondering if i should dig it out and replace the fin box.......
"EDIT" i put some production fcs MR find in the boxes and BOOM it's perfect. the tabs on the other fins had been made by a mate of mine and the tabs are a bit sloppy in the box so i'll glass them on something instead "one day".....
I haven't surfed it but the kids at school have had a surf on it and they seemed pretty stoked......
Reshaping old boards is fine for back yard builders. I think what you are doing with the students is great. At the same time, it may not be appreciated by the industry guys trying to make a living.
I don't think the kids are gunna be board shapers. But there has been a destinctive change in attitude towards different types of boards in the last two years.
Lots of them eyeing off twins and fishes. Compared to the "why don't you just get a normal board sir".
Maybe that's the ride anything attitudes filtering down?
Thanks for posting this thread , it brings back 16 memories !