Im new to the sport and to board building. Tho i have 30 years exp building boats.
Thought i would post my projects as they come along.
Planning on building 3 boards, cant kite till spring so need to do something to stay stoked.
Board 1 , Lite wind board.
Poured rails. Flox and epoxy.
will be 12 mm at center to 3-4 mm at rails.
pictures are of the blanks,
building table for machining
template for router work,
inserts and poured rails done with a navy blue dye..
More to follow once i turn it over and machine shape.
I used a basic carpenter glue high strength sand-able yellow not white glue. Its made by lepages. can unclamp your project in normal room temp in 30 minutes or so. it has no reaction or adverse effect to resin.
Boards on the vacuum table as i write this will post some pics later.
Thanks for posting your progress. I am inspired to try this but I have a lot to learn. Can you explain to me what the purpose of routing the groove around the shape of the board is, and what the purpose of the epoxy and flox filler. From what I can see on your vacuum table, you have not sanded through the cedar to expose it... I assumed this was a way to protect the end grains from being exposed to the edge but from what I can see on your vacuum table, it looks like you have not removed the cedar on at least the top side... help? I figured once you were ready for glassing that the epoxy and flox would be exposed on the top and the bottom of the board, so I am obviously missing something here.