Psychologically, I think this is harder than a fishbone hws. Cuz there you start out with nothing, and each step takes you closer to a real surfboard. Here, you shape a surfboard, then you deconstruct it, and for awhile each step takes you farther away from that complete surfboard you started with.
Eventually of course you reconstruct it, I can hardly wait. Meanwhile I can lay the sections out, and imagine them forming a real surfboard again.
At this point I'm still playing around with different methods of chambering, that CNC sounds pretty good, haha, but it's all about doing the best I can with what I have.
"It still will happen, from time to time, this magic moment, when you're out with only a few friends..." - G. Rainfray
Looking really good. I'd be real tempted to put a 1/16th or 1/8th Balsa or Basswood stringer in each cut, when you glue it back together. It would be visually very striking when finished.
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Bill I've been really thinking about that. I'm pretty sure I'll end up putting a center stringer in. Debating adding stringers also in the other cuts, or maybe just a black resin glue-line. Undecided.
"...or maybe just a black resin glue-line..."
I was looking for this picture when you mentioned the black glue-line and it took me a few days to find it (old FU ad).
Looking awesome Huck!
There was talk about one rail seeming heavier or denser than the other. Did you work that out during the chambering?
Be safe, have fun. -J
Jrandy - turns out that despite the difference in grain color the weight difference is pretty small, so probably easily addressed, or maybe not worth worrying over after all.
But I haven't yet gotten to chambering the rail sections, those will be a little tricky. I haven't found a quick way of doing this, so I'm proceeding at a snail's pace, just posting when I take a break from the tedium of hollowing out section by section.
I put the corresponding sections next to each other, and scribed the differences, then sanded down the high spots so they matched. In this way cutting into sections will help keep little asymmetries from creeping in.
I'm gonna lighten this thing as much as I dare, but still thinking I'm gonna end up around 30 lbs. when completed.
"But I haven't yet gotten to chambering the rail sections, those will be a little tricky. I haven't found a quick way of doing this, so I'm proceeding at a snail's pace, just posting when I take a break from the tedium of hollowing out section by section."
Suggestion (been there, done that):
Thnx Guilhem, appreciate the tip.
I roughed out a quick fin blank from a big scrap this morning before work.
Balso; Leave your personal life at home will ya?
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The rotary rasps for a dremel are a great tool. Just beware of the cheapo chinese versions. The 1/8 Inch shafts are actually wider and will not fit easily. I also found the dremel 90 degree attachment so useful, I pretty much never remove it, as I feel it gives way more control over the tool head.