Thirdshade, that is a work of art.
Thirdshade, Very Nice indeed. You could market that set up.
Balsa Bill, I can see you don't do no stinking short boards. :)
According to Mikki Dora Malibu went to the Dogs in 1964. The Chumash Indians will tell you it was 1664.
Kenny brown made these for me about 5 years ago. Diesel truck brake drum bases with some uni-strut and a couple of 4"x4"'s.
How do you all feel about carpet on shaping stands instead of a soft foam?
I just remade my racks and its come time to make a decision.
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I had carpet, now have foam - like the foam better. My carpet just got dirty and matted and never gripped as well as the foam.
"It ain't a race... it takes as long as it takes to be right." -Jim Philips
Foam grips better, and is a bit easier to follow the contours of the racks.
I've got the 5 gallon bucket kind.
attachable glassing racks.
the shaping racks need new foam but otherwise they work great.
FREE FREE FREE to the first person that can come get 'em in San Leandro,
otherwise, they are going in the bin... gonna see if I have a pic somewhere
The nice thing about carpet is that it can be looped down into the "U" of the rack and suspended in such a way that when you have a blank up on it's rail it doesn't bottom out and dent the blank. However it you use yoga mat or some of the really nice blue backpacker foam like they sell at Sports Authority and don't "throw" the blank on it's rail you won't get any dents. That's one of the reasons I like the head on the shaping racks sold by Shapers Australia. You can drop the blank diagonal into the rack on edge to band rails etc and not a chance of slipping.
I recently had a set of four inch wide heads made for my steel rack(same as cleanlines). If you get the throat of the head wide enough; a blank will sit on rail against foam nicely. I use 3m spray adhesive to apply foam to the metal head and make a couple of relief cuts as needed.
I had a local welder up the road in Beaver, Oregon do the four inch heads. I called him and arranged to drop them off by the door of his shop on a trip into Tillamook. I left them sitting there (upside down) by the shop door. He thought they were some kind of table legs or base. Did a great job. He stood there and looked at me with a puzzeled look when I tried to explain how they fit the rack and how they were used for surfboard shaping. Though he had no clue, he did a great job. Excellent welder. Builds righteous Dory and Drift boat trailers as well. Morgan Welding on 101 near Beaver. Lowel
Has anyone tried memory foam yet? The stuff I saw back in the uk had a nicely grippy feel to it...reckon that stuff could be on the money... Quite pricey though...
Yes I have used it previously and it works well. Hopefully you won't have to buy a matteress topper to get a piece big enough to pad a rack.