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When glassing a board and bagging...

Postby DirtyDish » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:05 pm

I am taking steps to build my own board and I have a couple of questions.

1. Do you prepare both sides of the board at the same time and then vacuum bag it?

2. Do you wrap the top layer of glass around the edge of the board (cutting the corners to make a snug fit) and then place a piece of glass on the bottom which covers that edge of glass from the top?

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3. Do you glass both sides to the egde and then 'back fill' with epoxy/micoballoons afterwards to seal the edge? And if this is so, can you do each side of the board separately?

It seems that doing both sides of the board at once is the way to go but I would like to hear from those of you who have done it.

I have been doing my research and I see that a good plan before you start is the way to be most succesful.

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Postby crabman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:46 am

1 Yes you can
2 Yes but also cutting vs out along the rails as not to get ridges in the cloth .You should not need to join with extra cloth along the rail .The easiest way is to use braid ,you can do the top and bottom in one hit .[url]www.braider.com
3 Should not be nescerrary

If you do the prep before ,the board should come out of the bag ready for the finish coat. :thumb: [/url]

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Postby DirtyDish » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:06 pm

Sweet.

I thought all of the above would be the right answer.

Guess I just have to make the plan.

I will check out the braid idea.

Thanks for the tip.

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Postby crabman » Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:31 pm

I will be bringing out a manual showing how to build a board step by step with the latest materials ,with pictures exsplaining.. It also includes suppliers and how to get a mirror glass finish without spraying or painting . Watch this space . :thumb:

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Postby DirtyDish » Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:32 pm

Luv ya more than my folks.

I have been gathering tips and data that I can find and have compiled a 12 page doc. I thought of writing a manual too but I will use it for my personal right now. Need some experience making before I run off making books.

Funny how fast I compiled all this info.

Going over to Jamestown Distributors maybe this weekend to do some shopping. Cool that I am close.

Thanks.

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Postby DirtyDish » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:00 am

Hello Crabman,

So a little bit more on this braid idea and the making of a good edge on a board.

Here is a picture from Hanglos.nl where the board has just come from curing and he has cut off the excess.

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Is it here that you would add the braid? or is it between the layers at the preparation stage between the glass?

I imagine beforehand. Then, when you cut the excess you are left with a thicker edge.

The edge from the picture above seems like it would be very sharp. I am interested in having a few mm thickness to my edge. He says he 'backfills' with a micro balloon/resin mixture, but it seems like the braid beforehand is a good idea.

Your thoughts?




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Postby crabman » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:00 am

Hi No you dont do any of that with braid .Braid is basicaly a big sock of cloth .How do you put socks on ! Pull them over your feet .Its the same with braid .You are pulling over a sock over the hole core top,bottom and rails . Tye one end off and pull over the hole core .When you have it in tension tye the other end off. There is no rail trimming what so ever .The only trimming to do is at the ends . Seriously have a look at braiber.com ,they have a short clip braiding a base ball bat . Think of boards ,its a bit bigger. If we have rounded edge boards to do, we use braid . :thumb:

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Postby DirtyDish » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:10 pm

Okay I gotchya.

I had watched the video with the bat and it really didn't make sense. I was thinking hair braid. Duh. I was thinking it was going to be a twisted piece of glass that you would put along the edge. Hmm, my bad.

Thanks for the clarification. The braid idea is pretty sweet now that I understand it.

Seems like it would make a more solid covering when cured.

Sweet, I'll keep it in mind. :thumb:

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Postby crabman » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:41 pm

By the way ,the board build manual is out ,on ebay .Keep up the building . :thumb:

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Postby DirtyDish » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:40 pm

okay, thanks.


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