Thanks man. Getting re introduced to this PC. I'll get it figured out soon!
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
Today in the surfboard lab...
OOOhhhhh.... I do like what you do in this space..!! The dissectional one you did a few years back... that you took to the board shows...
If you really want to get up to speed; store your pics on your phone, pad, or PC and just access and attach when you post. I never did the photobucket thing, but I think just storing on your phone and attaching has got to be simpler. Plus the only way you will lose your pics is if you lose your phone. Even then if you are backed up on the cloud you still have them.
Small fish ting.
Not good pics, but I can say that my tints are getting better. I tend to go closer to Opaque. You can usually barely see the stringer or in this case the V-Net.
I especially like how straight you're getting the net. Many builders get it crooked.
Yeah I have kind of been surprising my self. The cross or X is right on the stringer from nose to tail and I didn't use any 77. With an Opaque over the Net, the wrinkles in the individual strings are less noticeable. Tends to look more abstract. With spray adhesive you can tug on individual strings and get them a little straighter, but it is a pain. I cut the Net right at the rail line or Apex so it looks really straight around the perimeter/rail of the board. I should have shut the overhead lights off. Would have show the truer color better in the pic. It's a mix of Sky Blue, with a dash of Jamaican Blue and a little white to make it almost opaque. I'm experimenting with different layups to get a straight line where the V-Net is cut. Top vs bottom first etc. I'm thinking about ordering a few stringerless blanks with just a cut n glue line. Then just do Vector Net on both sides.
See, I would have cheated and used 77 and still prolly screwed it up. So when you bareback it that makes your results even more impressive. I like your stringerless+2-sided idea, too.
Using up my V-Net effectively. I like it under a semi opaque tint