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Redz 07-11-2013 6:42 PM

Hollow wooden wakesurf board
This is my first hollow wooden surfboard. I thought that a wakesurf board would be a good start as it's quite smaller than a surfboard. The work is not done yet, but the project is going well.

I'll post some other pictures here, but for those of you who would like to see other pictures, here is a link to the album of this project on my FB page:

ilikebeaverandboats 07-11-2013 7:48 PM

dude that looks rad. hope it works out well.

Chaos 07-11-2013 9:11 PM

Looks really good for a first time build, like very impressive. I am guessing you spent a fair amount of time researching and getting all the clamps and jigs set up/built. They are a lot of work, but if you are passionate about it, it really isn't work.

tahoesurfer 07-11-2013 9:27 PM

Looks very nice. I have always wanted to build one of those hollow ones just haven't done it yet. Did you make all your own pieces or did you get a kit?

Redz 07-12-2013 4:45 AM

I looked on the internet to understand how others built their hollow wooden surfboards. There are many photos available, so I figured how to build it.
In terms of the plan, I did it myself. As I work as an industrial designer in another area, I know the CAD software. I determined the dimensions and the shape depending on what I had ride before and images of other products available on the market.
Do you have any fin setup suggestion?
I can not wait to try it... But I must first complete the fabrication. ;)

ilikebeaverandboats 07-12-2013 7:45 AM

Futures Fins, Thruster :)

tmill 07-12-2013 9:14 AM

I would advise that you figure out the fin placement and pt in some blocking were the fin boxes will be. That way the install goes much easier, maybe use a closed cell foam to keep it light and easy to work with while helping to keep eater out of the inside of the board.

timmyb 07-12-2013 9:59 AM

Wow! That is some nice work you have done there! Can't wait to see the final product. I agree with Trevor on the fin boxes, you might need some reinforcement due to the force that is put on them when riding.

tmill 07-12-2013 4:46 PM

got to love the fat thumbs.... the closed cell foam will help to keep WATER out of the boat.

Redz 07-18-2013 7:13 PM

Good idea the closed cell foam for the fins screws position. At first I wanted to place wood blocs. But foam is quite lighter.
Rails are square for now...
But with a little sanding it's better.

newwhit 07-18-2013 7:30 PM

When can i buy one?

Redz 07-18-2013 7:59 PM

That is the question... My friends are asking me the same question and I can't even give a price.

zap 07-19-2013 4:28 PM

Work of Art

Redz 07-25-2013 8:18 AM

Plastic columns for future screw holes

skiboarder 07-25-2013 10:19 AM

Wow. That is a work of art. I can't wait to see pics of that on the water.

johnboyy7 07-25-2013 11:21 AM

what are the deminisions on it? length, width, weight

timmyb 07-25-2013 2:13 PM

Coming along quite nicely!

Redz 08-19-2013 6:49 PM

Thanks for the good comments!

I'm back from vacation, and back to this project. I need to complete it before summer ends...
Hopefully, I'll be ready to ride it this weekend. :D

Size: 4' 10 1/2'' x 21 1/8'' x 1 1/4''
Weight: I will see when glassing will be done, but the board seems to be lighter than I thought.

Last phase: Graphics and glassing.



ilikebeaverandboats 08-19-2013 6:59 PM

dude that thing is freakin sweet!

Squid 08-20-2013 12:05 PM

so fun to watch the build...thanks for sharing...Looks great!

Redz 08-22-2013 7:16 PM

Weight (without fins): 4530g (10lb)
Not bad! :)


petrie141 08-22-2013 7:18 PM

How in the world did you transfer the graphics? It looks great!

Redz 08-22-2013 8:04 PM

The graphics are printed on rice paper with my inkjet printer and placed under the fiberglass cloth before glassing.

broskier77 08-24-2013 6:54 AM

Beautiful board. You did a great job. Are you going to put anything on the surface for grip?

Redz 08-26-2013 7:52 PM

A surfboard traction pad on the tail and for the front foot, I've put some clear grip traction pad from NSI... You can see the graphic thru it, but I'm not convinced of the efficiency of it. Next one, I'll do it otherwise.
The look is great (I think), the construction technic works well. But I've put too much rocker on it (kind of a continuous rocker with no flat area) so it is too slow, even with a single small fin. :(
I'll correct that aspect on the next one. But I can say that I've learned a lot on this one. Follow my work on RBD Boards Facebook page if you like. :D


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