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Forum: Wakesurfing 01-08-2010, 7:38 PM
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Posted By surfdad
WTH! Wait...it is e.wood, maybe...

WTH! Wait...it is e.wood, maybe...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-29-2009, 5:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Darren's waveskate had those recesses, I'm not...

Darren's waveskate had those recesses, I'm not sure if he filled them with traction though. Darren's <a href="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/735574.html?1256761115"...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-28-2009, 2:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Well, lessons learned if not true wisdom! Balsa...

Well, lessons learned if not true wisdom! Balsa denisty varies wildly. The RC aircraft guys will sort through sticks to get 4-6 pound density wood...more typical is 6-8 pound density and higher. ...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-28-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
You're welcome, I'm very interested in your...

You're welcome, I'm very interested in your build. S isn't lighter than E - 4 oz or 6 oz is the same weight wether it's E, S, Warp, Impact or even Tex. S is stronger than E, you're right, but the...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-28-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Duffy, you're golden on the rocker. You'll need...

Duffy, you're golden on the rocker. You'll need to mow some wood, but not much.
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-28-2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
@ Mitch e. = evil. See above for more details,...

@ Mitch e. = evil. See above for more details, you wakeskaters just don't read. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> Or try googling evil wood. <IMG...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-27-2009, 5:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
You know, my guess is that the rocker is standard...

You know, my guess is that the rocker is standard from the long boards. You're right, the 2.5" thickness will allow you to shape some extra nose and tail rocker, but if the rocker on the blank is...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-27-2009, 5:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
It sounds like they had the blank resawn to match...

It sounds like they had the blank resawn to match the rocker on your Ja Mako. That's sweet, it'll make the shaping easier for you. Can't wait to see it!
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 8:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
SWEET! Balsa blanks are not cheap, you scored. ...

SWEET! Balsa blanks are not cheap, you scored. I know those folks sell a balsa wood skim style board, already shaped and glassed. I was unaware that they had a wakesurf sized blank. <BR> <BR>They...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 3:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
...and epoxied in. I'm not a good e.wood worker,...

...and epoxied in. I'm not a good e.wood worker, but I this this build gives an idea what COULD be accomplished by an accomplished e.wood worker that knew how to select appropriate shades of wood...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 3:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Rough cut of the outline and rocker and test...

Rough cut of the outline and rocker and test fitting the nose block...note the "fitment" tool in the right hand side of the picture. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif"...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 3:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I cut a round on the end of the nose block and...

I cut a round on the end of the nose block and matched that in the board. Then traced the rocker and outline on the material after fitting the material to the cutout. <BR> <BR><img...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 3:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I cut a round on the end of the nose block and...

I cut a round on the end of the nose block and matched that in the board. Then traced the rocker and outline on the material after fitting the material to the cutout. <BR> <BR><img...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-26-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Next is the nose block. Mostly it will just fill...

Next is the nose block. Mostly it will just fill the gap where the rails meet at the nose, but the piece of e.redwood will add some resistance to crushing/denting the nose. <BR> <BR>I'll shape a...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-23-2009, 8:10 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
From a few feet: <BR> <BR><img...

From a few feet: <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/753027.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/753028.jpg"...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-23-2009, 8:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Several passes with the electric planer and then...

Several passes with the electric planer and then some with the hand plane, rough sanded with 60#. I still have 3.7 days of sanding left <IMG...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-23-2009, 7:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
The shaping of the tail block. <BR> <BR>The...

The shaping of the tail block. <BR> <BR>The outline that I cut: <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/753007.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Rough cut of the shape: <BR>...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-23-2009, 5:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I had to share this photo from Sway's. The board...

I had to share this photo from Sway's. The board was made by Austin Custom Surfboards. They are known for their resin work and the pattern on this is in resin, not airbrushed, according to them. ...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-23-2009, 5:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Thanks for the props Steven and for following...

Thanks for the props Steven and for following along. The e. is for EVIL. <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0> The Readers Digest version: My first...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-22-2009, 8:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Cut the diagonal to fit the tail block and...

Cut the diagonal to fit the tail block and epox'ied it up. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/752838.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-22-2009, 7:15 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I'm gluing up the two pieces of the tailblock...

I'm gluing up the two pieces of the tailblock first. Then I'll align that on the tail of the board to to mark the cut through the board, hopefully that will net me a perfect match. <BR> <BR>Inasmuch...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-22-2009, 7:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
"Artist"'s rendering of what the tail will look...

"Artist"'s rendering of what the tail will look like as I shape it up. The 45'ish degree angles sawn and sanded. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87668/752814.jpg"...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-22-2009, 5:07 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
Out of the bag this morning and a rough visual of...

Out of the bag this morning and a rough visual of what the tail will look like. The two sections will meet in the middle with @ 45 degree angle and will be shaped to the rounded squash like dark...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-21-2009, 7:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I made a quick and cheap vacuum bag from a quart...

I made a quick and cheap vacuum bag from a quart sized baggie. I placed a section of e.redwood on the bottom so that the milled ends would line up and "hopefully" give me one square side. The...
Forum: Wakesurfing 12-21-2009, 7:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,221
Posted By surfdad
I cut 6 pieces each of 1" x 7.5" e.redwood and...

I cut 6 pieces each of 1" x 7.5" e.redwood and e.balsa, slathered each with epoxy and stacked them in a alternating pattern. Each piece had a mill finished end and I stacked the pieces so that the...
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