I am now using memory foam. Kinda thick but works good. I got it for free. Was in the trash at a furniture auction. They can't legally sell used matresses.
I've wanted a second stand for some time now, finally getting around to building me one. A few goofs so far, but almost there now.
"It ain't a race... it takes as long as it takes to be right." -Jim Philips
Used mine for the first time, but need more area for board to sit on....May make another when I start shaping again.
Smerk, nice looking stand. I hope there is a funny story about the fin...
If you copied the timber 'feet' and cut them in half, you could make 4 'arms' to better support the board.
Then add a diagonal brace and some padding and you will be shiny.
Be safe, have fun. -J
..you read my mind on 'fattening' it out some more. Unfortunately the fin was an airline/baggage handler issue, not one but two boards.
Sorry to hear about the boards.
By diagonal brace I meant on the lower portion, to counteract the whole stand rocking nose to tail.
I want new stands... So much to do and not enough time. I work in a machine shop and still cant find the time to get them done. I wish I could just own a hot dog cart and surf. No one eats hot dogs before 11am. Man that would be cool.
Besides this, I have nothing useful to add at this time.
sorry to burst your bubble, Pinks opens at 9:30 a.m.
I was there, where you are, frustrated. I wish I could be shaping, but can't. So I'm making stands instead.
That is a well thought out design. What do you plan on using to pad the racks?
thanks the foam is some camping pad foam I picked up several rolls of awhile back. The basic shape of the stand and the foam have worked well for me so I'm not changing much with this new rack. I do think a little softer foam would grip a little better.
It stands a little taller than my old rack, I'll have to see if I like it better this way for working, visually I can already tell I like it better for eyeballing a shape.