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Doing the measuring and related tools:

Rocker Measurement:                       http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1024525

Rail Templates:                                 http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/first-epoxy-glass-job-s  **: link may not work unless copy/pasted into browswer.

Caliper                                             http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/oddest-place-to-find-calipers **: link may not work unless copy/pasted into browswer. 

Shaping the blank,techniques and tools:

Shaping Tutorial:                                     http://www.surfline.com/mag/features/how_to_shape/step1.html

Shaping Rail Bands:                                http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1018545

Rail Volume:                                           http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/barnfield-rail-volume  **: link may not work unless copy/pasted into browswer.                             

Using an electric planer and techniques:   http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1021525

Glassing and glassing supplies,sandpaper, tools etc :

gloss coating:                                  http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/help-something-similar-to-gloss-coat  **: link may not work unless copy/pasted into browswer.

First epoxy glass job:                      http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/first-epoxy-glass-job-s   **: link may not work unless copy/pasted into browswer.

                                          

Simple artwork,supplies, pinline, etc: 
 

All about fins:

Fin foiling and design:                          http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1010225 

Hydrodynamic Theory:

Theory of Balance:                               http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1004869 
 

Some select advanced topics:

Broken Board Repair Manual:                http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1021318

MANY THANKS TO OTIS FOR ORGANIZING THIS POST!!!!

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search for Broken Board Repair Manual or

put in browser:  http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1021318

Broken Board Repair Manual:  http://www2.swaylocks.com/node/1021318

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pro box install: 

type or copy into your browser:  

http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/how-i-probox

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some suggestions from 2006,

Quad Fin Templates and Location/Toe/Cant suggestions - 6 pages of contributions! - Started by Oldy in preparation for his "Journey of a Quad" Thread.

"whats wrong with my planer technique?" - A simple thread that turns into advanced planer theory, and some thoughts on what it takes to be an elite shaper...

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good way to find accurate info on Swaylocks.. read posts by industry experts who have figured it out the hard way. Look up (by using the search box, or Google search, or by clicking on their user name) post by guys like these:

Glassing (poly, gloss resin, pinlines: Kokua, Cleanlines

Shaping and Glassing: Bill Barnfield

Fin Making:  Larry Allison

Vacuum Bagging, wood fins:  Bert Burger

Making boards with Epoxy: Greg Loehr

will add more names & topics later but you get the idea I hope...

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epoxy hand lam video by BammBamm ! link is in here:

http://www2.swaylocks.com/forums/bammbamm-laminating-video#new

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And a new (October 2014) vacuum bagging thread by BB30:

http://www.swaylocks.com/forums/vac-bagging-tips

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