I want my copy!!!!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Reclaimed timber drying out(from being in the rain) to turn into my 1st wooden board. As my real job is in the building industry, I have access to several commercial dumpsters. The amount of waste from a building site is criminal. These timbers are used solely for the base plates of scaffold to rest on so they don't sink in the mud. Now, new health and safety regulations declare them too narrow to use, so the builder has put 2 pallets of this wood into a dumpster. They say it will get recycled - basically turned into chipboard some kind. To me, that's wasteful at best. So, with any luck it will be transformed into a 6' +/- quad pod.
The other projects are 2 longboards for local Internet gurus OrangeBus. Picked the gear up today, and they are some seriously stoked guys.
Looking forward to these.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
I love Aps3000/AKUShaper...
Am lucky enough to have a pallet of 7x3x7ft timber fall into my lap.
Well, its re-claimed timber off a building site, destined for a skip. I couldn't let it go to waste, so am going to attempt some chambered wooden boards. Due to the added weight, am thinking I will need to pull some outlines in, to make it easier to transition from rail to rail.
Normally, this would involve hours(and wasted paper/card) of figuring, but within an hour, the templates are tweaked, and no trees were hurt in the process.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I 'stole' this from Hi-Shred, but in the spirit of backyard boards - and all surfboard building really from a rebellious and necessity vs invention stand point - this is classic advice:
"The fins are made with unidirectional roving-- one way strands. Saturate the roving, place it in a plywood female mold, cover it with a matching male insert, and jack up a vehicle over it to squeeze out the excess resin."
Now go make some fins!