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Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-11-2013, 5:42 PM Reply   
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:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...7240951&type=1
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-11-2013, 6:48 PM Reply   
dude that looks rad. hope it works out well.
Old    Nick Wiersema (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       07-11-2013, 8:11 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Dave (tahoesurfer)      Join Date: Nov 2010       07-11-2013, 8:27 PM Reply   
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?
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-12-2013, 3:45 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-12-2013, 6:45 AM Reply   
Futures Fins, Thruster
Old    Trevor Miller (tmill)      Join Date: May 2011       07-12-2013, 8:14 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-12-2013, 8:59 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Trevor Miller (tmill)      Join Date: May 2011       07-12-2013, 3:46 PM Reply   
got to love the fat thumbs.... the closed cell foam will help to keep WATER out of the boat.
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-18-2013, 6:13 PM Reply   
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.
Old     (newwhit)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-18-2013, 6:30 PM Reply   
When can i buy one?
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-18-2013, 6:59 PM Reply   

That is the question... My friends are asking me the same question and I can't even give a price.
Old    rzap (zap)      Join Date: Jan 2009       07-19-2013, 3:28 PM Reply   
Work of Art
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       07-25-2013, 7:18 AM Reply   
Plastic columns for future screw holes

Old    Justin Harrelson (skiboarder)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-25-2013, 9:19 AM Reply   
Wow. That is a work of art. I can't wait to see pics of that on the water.
Old    John James (johnboyy7)      Join Date: Apr 2011       07-25-2013, 10:21 AM Reply   
what are the deminisions on it? length, width, weight
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-25-2013, 1:13 PM Reply   
Coming along quite nicely!
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       08-19-2013, 5:49 PM Reply   
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.

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.



Old    Joe (ilikebeaverandboats)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-19-2013, 5:59 PM Reply   
dude that thing is freakin sweet!
Old    Allan Kendall (Squid)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-20-2013, 11:05 AM Reply   
so fun to watch the build...thanks for sharing...Looks great!
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       08-22-2013, 6:16 PM Reply   
Weight (without fins): 4530g (10lb)
Not bad!

Old    Ryan (petrie141)      Join Date: Jun 2012       08-22-2013, 6:18 PM Reply   
How in the world did you transfer the graphics? It looks great!
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       08-22-2013, 7:04 PM Reply   
The graphics are printed on rice paper with my inkjet printer and placed under the fiberglass cloth before glassing.
Old    Bobby Kerr (broskier77)      Join Date: Aug 2013       08-24-2013, 5:54 AM Reply   
Beautiful board. You did a great job. Are you going to put anything on the surface for grip?
Old    Réjean Boyer (Redz)      Join Date: Jul 2013       08-26-2013, 6:52 PM Reply   
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.


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