Bust on your digs...
Rewarding for your soul in passing down the craft...
BTW nice work!~
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Cool pics, and congrats on the teaching position, sounds really interesting. Hope you get a shaping room set up at your new location!
"It still will happen, from time to time, this magic moment, when you're out with only a few friends..." - G. Rainfray
Sunshine Coast (hoax) Queensland Australia
Pics straight from the iPhone.
Hit the shed tonight and finish sanded a few blanks ready for glassing in the next few weeks.
Had a first attempt at some paint I saved from going in the bin. Rat squeegee style. Looks average but who cares. It's not like the board won't get weird looks any how....
So i have the foam and very occasionally we get the waves.
I'm 67 kg 174 tall.
6'6" 18.5" 2.7"
around 32 ltrs
its gunna have rail channels, ala Huck and stretch boards.
My eps is light my glass will be solid.
The big question is, i have been looking at a few rocker pics around and at the moment i have 5" nose and 3.2" tail rocker. Is that too much?
Im on the sunshine coast. East coast of Australia, typically week waves but this is for the rare big cyclone swell to light up the points and help me get waves in the crowd and still do good turns.
At the moment its still and idea and a file on shape 3d, i have to transfer the points to a hotwire template and mow the foam way down the track but as you may have seen with the cornice thread, ideas fester inside me for a good period of time before they come to fruition, but thats just how they work with me, nearly finish a project or two and start thinking about another two.....
I'm generally basing it off one of robin mair's magnificent machines.
Diggin' your vision...
The "peanut" got my attention
I think your just as wacky as me!
And the "HIPS"
ought to challenging staying on your feet in the turns, LOL!
5" nose and 3.2" tail rocker.
5" nose and 3.2" tail rocker.
For the "peanut" ???
If so too much...
Now for the last pic
But IMHO 3.2" tail is too much for a HPSB.
Don't get me wrong, I have always been a tail rocker Nazi.
Please fill me in on results...
My cup a tea...
Faster than shit, NO doubt...
Your finger is on the pulse...
So I got into the shed yesterday arvo, set up a few little things and then cut the 4 oz for the sk8nice and the 6 oz for the 5'10" sunny comfort.
I do MASSIVE laps on the light weight stringerless blank for strength, and wont be sealing the blank so a bit of the resin bleeds in and gives it more strength. The little darker spots where the holes in the eps blank are neither here nor there.
People have said it adds weight but the foam is super light and it needs the extra strength and the boards so far have ended up lighter than a Standard PU 4x4x4 build.
I'll be adding a little green tint to the glass with a few black highlights. The tint i have been using is the straight colour tint from a "haynes" paint colour, as in choose a colour form a paint swatch and get them to pUt the tint into a container but no paint..... Its been in the shed for 3 years at least, probably closer to 5. its pretty solid like a playdough or plasticine consistency. i scrape a bit out but it into a jar with a lid with about 20ml of methylated spirits and shake the crap out of it then pour it into the mix at the same time as the part b and then mix it all at once. seems to have worked ok for me so far. the last two boards have been really sturdy.
The sk8nice or peanut or dog bone as people have called it will get a bit more explanation later.
And yes Matty the rocker discussion was for the 6'6"
So it was quite cool yesterday afternoon, only about 17 degrees, made the epoxy a little thick but i got it done. I made up 400grams of resin but it wasn’t enough, ended up having to make another 100 grams.
Made the annoying mistake of not cutting a slit in the tip of the big wide tail which frustrated me no end.
Went down in the dark later that night to the shed and came face to face with a big frog mouth owl sitting about 1m from me, just eyeballing each other. SO COOL.....
Then he calmly flew off in utter silence, considering the size of the bird its was amazing.
hopefully get to laminate the top this weekend.
Got some funky Nylextra hybrid cloth sent to me to trial from sanded.com.au. Supposed to have great impact resistance but not restricting its flex, so I am going to put a full deck layer on with a standard 4 oz on top of that. Its quad axial with (from the quick look i had) something like the vector net carbon strips at 45% about 20mm apart.
Pics no dribble will dribble later.
I never mix enough resin first go. Boooooogggrrrrrgghghgrrrrrrr