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the next step after plywood boards

Postby laz » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:39 pm

i made a plywood board that works good and now want to make a real board that is a little more advanced. what are the differant wasy of making a board what does it need and what tools are needed. i like the feel of zero gravity kiteboards becasuse of how they handle the chop and there thin round edges how much would it cost to make a board similer to that and what tools and supplies would be needed. whats the cheapest way possible of doing so. ive searched the forum and havnt realy found anything everything has been too complex for me to understand.

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Postby crabman » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:14 am

Laz ,try a veneer board with ABS rails ,you can try a glass board with ABS ,rails, or a carbon board with ABS rails .Just depends on your budget and what you want . Your best off using a vacuum when making . Have you got a picture of your woody? :thumb:

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Postby laz » Tue Aug 15, 2006 3:15 pm

isnt veneer just that thin wood?

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Postby crabman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:51 am

It is .We use 1.5mm .Its whats underneath the veneer . Core ,lay up etc .The veneer boards are more technical to build especially if you do a strip veneer lay up that looks like a candy bar.

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Postby bay surfer » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:15 pm

Composite Woods are fun, curv"ey(concave and 3 stage rocker), lighter and tuffer than just a sheet of ply. You can use fiberglass, foam etc in construction, No vacuum bag needed. Old fashion fomica board would be fun, but the wood veneer boards are lighter tougher.

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Postby laz » Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:54 pm

could i make a plexiglass board with a balsa core how would i cut it

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Postby crabman » Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:25 am

You could ,the problem with balsa is ,if you ding your board it will turn to paper machay.When balsa is wetted out its heavy .Try styrofoam or honeycomb for the core . This will not split under the laminates when layed up . There is no easy way to make a good board .:thumb:

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Postby laz » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:23 pm

this may be a stuped question but could i just cut foam to the shape i want the board then put fiberglass cloth and epoxy and resin on it . what foams could i use and where could i get them.

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Postby crabman » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:50 am

Yes you can .Try pvc foam . http://www.diabgroup.com

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Postby laz » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:08 am

are there any foams that i can buy at a store or order to be delivered at a store that arnt insanely expensive i live a half hour north of chicago.


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