looks like a makore/anigre or bamboo skin?
I remember that post of yours way back when you talked about the timbre' of the makore fish you made as you tapped on the outer skin and it "sang" back to you.
that was a beautiful board..
that's when I realized that the "timbre'" of a board was the soul that gave it the "pop" we all desire and why I migrated to the blue stuff. Cause when you tap on the blue stuff you can feel the vibration through the whole sheet. action/reaction
"ain't no big ting brudda"
yes , bernie , the stripey wood looks like the lovely veneer your brother Harry sent me , amongst his others ...is THAT what it is called ?
looks B E E O O O T I F U L L L L , when glassed .....
It's actually eitmoe, Bernie, but it does look a lot like makore too. The lighter stuff on the sides I want to say is birch maybe... I actually have some more makore as well as some anigre on the shelf for future projects. I still have that makore fish too, it remains one of my go-to boards after all this time, and it's still holding up great! Funny you mention the blue stuff, it's going to have a role here too. :)
Got the skins on today. I only shaped the rails out about 80% before putting them on since they were getting cut off anyway.
Moved the template in an inch and zipped them off with the router, then squared them up good and prepped them for some new foam to go on.
Looking KILLER Shwuz! I wish there were more "Build Threads" on Sways these days....Thanks for posting the process.
Glad i can bring some stoke, tenover! This is exactly the kind of thing that brought me in to swaylocks so long ago. :)
There's two reasons for the blue foam:
1. Doesn't suck water like 1.5# eps in the event of a ding.
2. Trying to wrap veneer over rails seriously f@(ks up the whole process, so this is a clean-looking solution.
my reasons too
and don't forget..
like my brother says..
shapes like buttah!
perfect for rails
put some multi colored woven carbon strips over them like Drew and Charlie do and you are set
nive one J
I just realized I hadn't updated this, so here's a couple of action shots from the process of shaping the new blue foam rails.
As you can see, it was a little more involved than expected.
Oh, and it does shape "like buttah" Bernie, yes indeed... Mmmm, "buttah fish", Hilo 2001...
Yeah, the next one will be carbon rails, this one is going to be a tint though.
Dang, shwuz. I didn't realize you were such a short guy. I think your board might be a bit too big for you. I like the taped fingers. Mike
I realized that my bonzer runner jig has the shipping label from one of my first orders from fiberglass supply, which means it dates back to around 2004... it has been used to set the angle on every glass-on bonzer fin I've ever done, so it's stuck around in my life longer than any woman has.