Monday, July 6, 2015

wing pin single!

Here's board number three. This was supposed to be a 6'7 wingpin single but somehow it grew to 6.9". I experimented with no-glass construction by using marine grade ply for the skins and a bunch of corks to strengthen the inside structure. I almost crushed it vac bagging the top skin on and had to perform some speedy repairs as my glue was setting up. In the end I put in three corks per crossbeam. Its a bit heavier but a lot stronger. The board turned out nearly as light as a fiberglass equivalent. We'll see if it's strong enough. I hand shaped the cedar fin and glued it directly into the board. Still contemplating what oil to use for finishing and my traction options. Here's a link to few more photos.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ocean Beach short board

Here's board number two. I used a different construction method for this one in hopes of further bringing down the weight. This board is 6'1, 19 1/2, 2 3/8. It should come in around six pounds after a very light glass job. I used 3mm paulownia ply for the skins rather than resawn planks and I hollowed out the rails. Instead of building the inside first and then warping on the rails, this time, I laminated the rails and fit the inside second. Better but not perfect. Here's a link to a photo set.