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by sinker
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Snowless winter
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Snowless winter

Well. After a no snow winter in the PNW I ended up making 6 boards for myself and friends. Some boards saw limited use here (due to winter), and some have gone to Mexico for rides. All riders have really been enjoying the ride of the board so it appears things are working. In the fall I had some bon...
by sinker
Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Paint Bonding Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Re: Paint Bonding Issues

Dang. Must have been asleep during that part of class. Back to the lab again. Thanks for the tips.
Brad
by sinker
Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Paint Bonding Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1959

Paint Bonding Issues

I have had three boards delam this summer. Bummer. Originally thought the delam was because of a poor bond with the polyurethane rail on my boards, but with the latest delam I see that it is a paint to core bond issue. I am using Liquitex acrylic Basic and Heavy products. All colors seem to equally ...
by sinker
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Pneumatics
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Re: Pneumatics

Rode the board today for a 3 hr session, again really like the product. As well as the three friends that I know need to make variations for that rode a second board that I brought with me. So things are good with the process. As for the questions: I did use a layflat fire hose 12" - which is too na...
by sinker
Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Pneumatics
Replies: 11
Views: 2778

Pneumatics

So, back in March my vacuum press motor seized while pressing a board, having never had good luck with the vacuum I drank some beer and immediately started working towards a pneumatic press. I followed the instructions from the "Happy Monkey" blog and it works great! I am four boards in this summer ...
by sinker
Sun Jun 23, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Adjustabke rocker table; how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

Re: Adjustabke rocker table; how to?

The rope is a cheap breather/airway for the vac process. Good luck.
Brad
by sinker
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Adjustabke rocker table; how to?
Replies: 6
Views: 2062

Re: Adjustabke rocker table; how to?

Larse, This is what i came up with for an adjustable rocker table. I was tired of creating different blanks, and made this up. Seems to work really well and wasn't too expensive. I used 2x4 1/8" steel for the 3 6' stringers. Then have 1"x1" crossmembers at 32" wide to adjust the rocker. On the 2x4's...
by sinker
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: air bubbles
Replies: 27
Views: 5638

Re: air bubbles

Thanks BWD. Same issue for me with hot coating, fisheye spots are bountiful on the board. Not really sure why and eventually said forget it and took it to the water. The board rode so well that I already have two other cores nearly ready - rails are poured and want to replicate the smooth ride of th...
by sinker
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: air bubbles
Replies: 27
Views: 5638

Re: air bubbles

Quick update. I did lay the board up in one shot, did use breather on the bottom, and in general things worked out. Had some air leak issues with my vac bag connections (never had that before), and overall really like the ride of the board. Made and error on the profile table and the core was too th...
by sinker
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: air bubbles
Replies: 27
Views: 5638

Re: air bubbles

Not a smart man... All good feedback and I think pointing the right direction for success. I started this process a couple years ago just reading all your post before I jumped in the game. And was not sure why the bubble problem was happening when it seemed no one else really had it. Agree that it i...

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