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by lawless
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Cork as skins/rails
Replies: 8
Views: 3798

Cork as skins/rails

Just a heads up to the DIY board builders, some surfboard builders have been having really good results using Cork (Corecork - http://www.corecork.amorim.com/ ) as deck skins and using it built up as rails. You can use it similar to how you'd use Corecell. It's good stuff, easy to work with and, esp...
by lawless
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: kevlar
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: kevlar

Agree with the pain-in-ass statement. I've never used it but I've talked to guys who built surfboards with it and said it was not worth the hassle/price.

Just use s-glass and epoxy, or if you want to get fancy use woven uni-directionals or tri-ax cloth to adjust your torsional rigidity.
by lawless
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Urethane rails?
Replies: 23
Views: 11419

Re: Urethane rails?

gbleck, very cool, thanks for the feedback!
Got any pics?
How did the resin adhere to the urethane?

I snapped my homemade plywood board a few months ago, so I'm planning on building another one. I really want to try urethane rails on it, and there is very little info to be found.
by lawless
Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Urethane rails?
Replies: 23
Views: 11419

Re: Urethane rails?

Just a follow up on Urethane rails, looks like Lib-Tech is using them in their new surfboard line: http://business.transworld.net/85257/features/lib-tech-cofounder-mike-olson-on-new-surf-line/ Not positive that's what they are using, but it would make sense, especially carrying it over from the snow...
by lawless
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: How-to Video for Boardbuilding
Replies: 10
Views: 5832

Re: How-to Video for Boardbuilding

Cool, thanks!

Videos just make some of the steps so much easier to understand for us newbies. :D

Nice job.
by lawless
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: one piece wood core vs. laminate wood core, why?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: one piece wood core vs. laminate wood core, why?

Quick answer is that plywood is cheap, easy and readily available.

Glueing up strips is much stronger and offers better flex, but is much more work and requires a lot of sanding or routing to get the finished profile.
by lawless
Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: best way to print full board custom graphic
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Re: best way to print full board custom graphic

These guys do custom graphics for surfboards and I've seen some of their finished products and they look really good.

http://victimboardart.com/?page_id=216

Looks like it would be around $50 for full art for one side.
by lawless
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Urethane rails?
Replies: 23
Views: 11419

Re: Urethane rails?

Found your "Porker" build:
viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2338738

Nice board! What product are you using from Smooth-on?

Looks like something like this would work for kiteboard rails/inserts:
http://www.smooth-on.com/Urethane-Rubbe ... index.html
by lawless
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Kitebuilding resources
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Re: Kitebuilding resources

Stainless snowboard inserts: $5 for a pack of 16 of them: http://boardcrafter.com/component/page,shop.product_details/flypage,shop.flypage/product_id,75/category_id,7/manufacturer_id,0/option,com_virtuemart/Itemid,1/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=75&category_id=7...
by lawless
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Why bother with ABS rails?
Replies: 16
Views: 5946

Re: Why bother with ABS rails?

windfreak74, thanks for the link! I started another thread on urethane rails last year so I just copied your info in there for anyone who trys to search about doing urethane rails. I emailed back and forth with a couple guys last year who were playing around with it so there are people out there doi...

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