Thursday, November 29, 2012

Finished 8'0"!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Getting ready to glass...

8-0 is all shaped and ready to glass!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Frame glued to the bottom planks: Deck glued on:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

8'0" Franes cut out...

So - after pasting the frames down we do the old rough out with a jig saw. Then we do a cut out with the scroll saw and then finally smooth everything out with my microplane hand plane. ;)

Here is the 12 frame and center spar -- also above them is the sides to this contraption. This board is going to be a solid rail board using balsa rails...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ohhh no, here comes an 8-0!!!

Frames printed/cut out and glued to some marine plywood...

This board is going to be an 8'0" single fin board. It will have a 1/8" teak skin on the deck bottom and 1" wide balsa wood rails. Should be pretty bitchin'.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Update since last post:
I installed a leash cup in the deck and then ground down the fin boxes/leash cup.

Then sanded everthing smooth and nice... :)

Finally, I installed a cool vent plug:




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Shaped and glassed!

After gluing up the deck, the next part is to clean up the planks and shape the blank.
So with much planer work I have this:

I also decided to put a tail block on:

And blended it in:

After it was all blended in and smoothed/shaped out, it was time to lay down some glass. The schedule for this board is 1 x 4oz S glass bottom with cutlaps and 2 x 4oz S glass deck with cutlaps.

So here it is glassed:

Finally, today I installed the fin boxes. They are probox boxes in a quad setup:

Next step is to put the leash plug in and sand. Then I have a vent plug that I am going to install. The board is nearly done! :)