Did you weigh it after shaping?
Send me your dinged, damaged, and yellowed.
Cracked it, chambered and glued back together.
Didn't take any chambering photos but any interested parties can pull up my old threads and see my process. This one only took 6 hours to chamber haha. So fun haha.
Down to 28 lbs.
I'd guess when the filling and glassing is done I'll be about 32lbs.
Weight was never really a concern but the blank was 45lbs before chambers. All the knots in the wood made it a bit of a chalk to chamber as I didn't want to cut into them so I was unable to take out as much material as I normally would.
Bill - CA glue on the voids may be the call. Good to seal them up.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
I like that you've preserved much of the patina of the old lumber.
New school- thanks
Finished shaping and started to fill. Had some knots leak so I did a good basting of up cure and flashed it before filling with clear casting resin. Worked good.
Then I sanded and sprayed with sealer to check for scratches.
I'll do one more fill/sand/seal and then start glassing.
Still not sure what I'm gonna do for fins.
I just visited the pier a few days ago and saw some of the old timbers that were stacked. I could see by your photos you had a big job but seriously.... I had no idea what you were up against! Great job!!
John - yeah the wood is pretty rough haha. Hope your at the camp out. I'll bring it down, should be pretty close to finished.
It's definitely gonna be more art than function but so far I am pretty happy with how things are turning out
I'm actually building two more after this one and see how strong this one is I'm gonna do a lot more chambering on those ones to get them under 25 lbs finished. Not that I didn't do a lot on this one but I now know I could have done more.
I saw your boards at Plaskett last year. I'm sure this one will be beautiful as well.
Are you going to glass with cloth?
Mark - thanks! Really want to see that red board!
Monk - gonna glass with 4oz. Will help to fill in a bit of the grain warble (is that a thing). With so much grain change it's been fun keeping it dead flat.