Does anyone know a source for cork for a deck and possibly some high density foam?
I'm in Brisbane but either Gold Coast (where the board will be shaped) or the Snshone Coast are options. About 55" is required.
You might want to try these guys: ATL Composites . They sell Divinycell, which is probably the high-density foam core of choice.
Cork- well, yeah, these guys might be worth a visit: Carpet Capers . Their standard 6mm cork sheet/roll is 1.22m wide, but who knows what they might have for scrap or remnants, hence my suggestion that you visit.
Hope you're well and hope that's of use
Many thanks. ATL composites was an option I came across early this morning, so it seems a good option. The cork lead looks very promising. 6mmm for a deck? They look like they do amrine supply, which is a plus.
I'm off to a neurologist for a follow-up tomorrow so I might have a better idea then. Otherwise things are rolling along. I hope you are doing ok. It was early days last time we were in contact.
Yeah, those should work out As a thought, rather than cork for a deck, I might think about a thin layer of that foam, denser than the core stuff? For looks, follow that with, perhaps, a wood veneer? Marquetry even? That could be fun.
Doing well, I think. Cardiac rehab, stamina needs to come back better but that's a matter of putting the work in.This 'aging' stuff isn't sitting under a shady tree pretending to wisdom after all.
I'm wanting to update a board Huie made me. Photo attached. Cork has the virtue of being forgiving on the ribs on very late drops etc and no wax is needed. I can't picture you sitting under a tree.
Ah, I understand better now. Okay, while redoing the cork and all is one way to go, another possibility; Cove Pad Guy does some really sweet deck pads for kneeboards...and paipos, ships to Australia and is currently offering a discount on orders from Australia and NZ. Shipping reasonable as well. Peel and stick. Easy. Haven't tried one yet myself but I'm hearing a lot of good things about 'em.
Prices not at all unreasonable and I like the looks of 'em. He does custom templates. Worth looking into.
I dunno- some days that tree sounds awfully good.
I believe Drew Baggett uses 3 mm cork.
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Update is an entirely new board. I want something that will gte me into waves earlier - so am going 2" longer, 1/4 "wider plus thicker. I also retor-fitted some tail wings for hold, which will be added to the new board.
All the more reason to give these a try. I note that he's done some with center 'ridges' for kneeboards that give the same effect as wells in the deck, maybe a couple similar along the sides back towards the tail?? Again, worth looking into, nothing to lose.
I know a few paipo guys use them.
How do they like 'em? In use, ordering process and so on?