Saturday, September 19, 2009

Busy Day Board Building

Rocker hot wired

Laying out template. Designed using AKU shaper software

Hot wire cutting template

Template cut done

Hanging tarp so I can make a huge mess

Shaping done, mess made

Finished shape

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is so cool to see. Keep the photo's coming. Can't wait to see the finished product and here how it works.

CB1 said...

Man, you were busy yesterday! Looking good!!!!

Bobby said...

I would love to build a race board, I have made my own surfboards befor and it is alot of fun. I just dont have the time now. For those of you who have never made a board before, you will never know how cool it is to set on something you made. You will have an even bigger smile on your face when your in the water.

Tony said...

Nice shape. What are the bottom contours like? I'm thinking about getting a 12'6" shaped with similar outline with concave nose blending into a pronounced double barrel, thick boxy rails, and a squared off tail.

NC Paddle Surfer said...

The bottom shape is simple flat. Concave can be good and can be bad. It depends on the conditions. Flat avoids issues.

By the way, the 14ft Glide is simple flat too.

Flat is also easier to shape with my limited skill.

I did chine the nose to avoid catching.

Aaron said...

Not bad for a day's work, not bad at all. It's amazing how fast this board is coming along. When are you going to start a board building class :-) ?

Victor Velasco said...

Nice work!

Shaping is always the fun part -

Please post as many pictures when you tackle the glassing.

Awesome!!!