Quote: At its most basic, wood grain is the variable density of the concentric growth rings caused by seasonal changes, moisture availability and growth environment.
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Huck - that seems to be the ticket.
I've had to do about 5 rounds of fill on both sides.
I'll do one last skim/fill sand flat and glass.
Could have made 5 foam boards by now with all this void filling haha.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Have I been seeing this same board posted on instagram? When you're doing the fill, is it straight resin or are you adding any glass/filler?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
Monk - I post some aspects of my builds on instagram.
If you follow me or boardporn then yes.
Fills were done by giving a good wipe down with uv resin to seal the wood and then I used clear casting resin on the big voids. I want to be able to see the big voids knots and blowouts.
Yes that is Doug Fir. Not doubt. Lowel
Boardporn, that's it!
Wow. Been out of the loop and see this. Awesome project. Great skills. Great mentor? Anyway, cedar has a sweet smell. Redwood smells like redwood. Mike
Thanks mike - I've been taught a lot of things by many people, some I've worked closely with (Bill T, Terry Senate, kazuma has given me some good direction on repetition and measurements - the archives) others I just understand they are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to clean and amazing builds (Gene Cooper, Roger Hinds, Jim philips to name a few), so I study their work (sometimes ask a question or two) and try to push myself and still others may know less than me but there is always something to learn. My builds at this point almost always have flaws (including this build) but I'm always trying to do something more and do it cleaner.
I think the words "self taught" are bogus. I got nothing if it wasn't for other, directly or indirectly teaching me. At the end of it all, I hope that the people who shared their time with me don't see it as a waste.
I still have a long way to go and so much to learn.
On a side note I made a little progress today haha.
Laminated the bottom and deck and hot coated the deck.
That is a work of art my friend.