It's been a couple years since my last build, but that all changes today. I'm in desperate need of a "light wind" wave board, but just too busy to shape. I've got a break in work & decided now's the time.
I don't have a great place to shape @ my house & have been unable to find any shaping bays to rent. My last build (i posted here on Swaylocks) was a disaster as I had to shape it out in the driveway (which is west facing) and it was very difficult with all that direct sunlight.Did some "brainstorming" & the picture below shows my solution for a temporary bay. An extra heavy tarp from Harbor Freight. I built a couple of portable light stands as well (roller stands from Harbor Freight; 4'LED lights from Home Depot & I built the boxes around them). This will at least keep the direct sunlight out of my eyes.
On to the build. I've decided to build a "tomo style vanguard" type of board. The board will be 5'-11 x 22" x 2-3/4". I'm using a US Blanks Blue. My glassing schedule will be 2- 6oz top & bottom. The bottom will also have a layer of Carbon Veil (fake carbon) that I got from Fiberglass Hawaii & the top deck will have a Mahogony Veneer on it. Progress photos to follow in the coming days.