Showing posts with label Shaping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shaping. Show all posts

October 14, 2009

Shaping All Done

Well... I am pretty excited moving on to glassing the board and getting it in the water. After doing a lot of research at my local surf shop, I think the board came out exactly the way I wanted it to. I am pretty lucky to be close to a shop (Icons of Surf) that carry a wide variety of boards, including retro boards that I can spec out.  

Just need to sand the fins and do the resin work. I have some ideas on the resin tints I want to place on it. I'll post it in the next few days to get everyone's opinion.

March 02, 2009

Mini Bob Simmons Project

I just started the Mini Bob Simmon board. I was originally going to do the ShortSider, but went with the Simmons instead. So here is the beginnings of it. Hopefully it will come out the way I want it to :-) You can see more photos and the progress at "thtp://".  

January 11, 2009

Shaping All Done

Shaping is finally all done with the Blunt Nose Longboard. On to glassing - well, hopefully soon.

Here are the specs:

- Length: 9'0
- Width 23 "
- Thickness: 3"
- Concave Nose
- Square Tail
- Eggy 50/50 Rails

January 10, 2009

Shaping the Longboard

With the template cut out, I am now ready to start shaping down the board. I am using the Bosch 3365 3-1/4" Planer that I picked up at Home Depot for about a $100. Not too bad. Seems to work alright. Although on the last board cutting through the skin made some gouges in the foam. Hopefully it won't happen again.

Here we go!!!

Here are the rail bands being cut.

January 09, 2009

Blunt Noserider - 9'0 Longboard

Finally found some time to start the blunt nose longboard. Especially with the waves being so small lately, I figured that I might as well get started. This is a US Blank 9'3 and will be cut down to a 9'0 longboard. It's actually going to be a present for a friend of mine, so I am hoping it will come out the way I want it to.

Drawing out the template.

November 09, 2008

New Surfboard Templates

Here are some of the surfboard templates just carved out. Middle one is for the ShortSider stubby surfboard. I know I mentioned that the longboard is going to be my next project, but I have been really into shorter boards lately and may start on the stubby surfboard first.

You can see in the photo above that I used a printed template to get the shape I want. I used Adobe Illustrator to draw out the surfboard design and printed it with the tiling feature and just taped all the sheets together to make the full size template.

September 07, 2008

Shaping Complete

After all the mess and being really anal about making it even, I finally finished shaping. At least I think I am finished. Don't really know since I have never seen anyone shape and don't know how clean it needs to be. So, keeping my fingers crossed, hopefully everything will go smoothly when I glass next weekend.

Doin the Rails

I forgot to take pictures as I was doing the rail bands, but here is the completed side rails. Just got a little into it and forgot. Haven't worked on the tail yet.

Shaping the Board

Skinned it with the Bosch 3365 and seemed to work. Although you can't really tell by the mess, the Bosch 3365 had a little bag attachment for the shavings and seemed to keep it a little more contained in my work area.

The single blade on the planer seemed to take chunks out of the board while skinning. Not sure if this is typical, but I am assuming not. Having only one blade instead of two made pretty rough cuts on the blank. But once I got pass the hard skin, it was as smooth as a babies butt.

Glad I went with the Bosch 3365. It was cheap and seems to do the job. Made a few modifications to it... I epoxied the foot's 45 degree grooves, removed the set down rest contraption and filed the notches on the knob to make the depth cuts smoother to turn.

The Template Cut-Out

Now, time to clean the outline.

Trabajo Trabajo!!