New member here. I've been googling a lot about surfboard construction and found many interesting discussions in this forum. Here is what I would like to ask:
I am building a CNC mill for milling (kite)surfboards. It seems to be going pretty well and I expect to have it ready in a few weeks, so recently I started looking around for EPS blanks for my first surfboard.
I want to use insulation EPS instead of a surfboard blanks for a few reasons. 1) cheaper; 2) No need to order from abroad; 3) I think it is actually easier to mill it when you have a square block that you can fix to the table. So, the problem is....... I can't find EPS piece large enough to hold my surfboard. I've searched all the shops and manufacturers in our country and the longest EPS piece I found was 1200mm. If I want larger, I need to order entire block from the factory, which is probably around 5 cubic meters, which can get expensive for EPS200, plus I'm not even sure I would have enough space to store it in my garage :D
So the question: Can I glue several pieces together to make a larger block? I know most of the boards with a stringer are glued side to side, but I would need to basically add the rocker part. Having the rocker glued to the rest of the board kinda gives me the feeling I might loose it during my first session :D OK probably not, but still I thought it's a good idea to ask about your experiences.