ziik wrote:Great looking board!
I'd like to know how you shaped the woodcore.
I was meaning to ask you the same question. Did jou buy this layers already glued by widh, or did you do it completely.
That was interesting process.
First of all I found local woodworker, who gave me phone number of guy, who have wood drying stock. I went to him and he could offer to me from non branchy raw blanks ash tree blank. It was about 110cm long, 20-25cm wide and 3cm thick. My plan was to make 140cmx44cm board.
My father-in-law have self made electrical saw table. I saw this blank in 110cmx2.5cmx1cm big wood pieces. It took about 1-1,5 weeks to glue all pieces together with PVA D3 glue. I had 5 clamps (or vises) to press wood pieces strongly together (do not know proper words in english). Every day I glued 1-3 pieces (17 together). That raw 139.5cmx43cmx1cm piece of wood didn't look for my family like board at all
Then I took hand-plane, speed polisher and hand-sandpaper and gave outline shape... Then I glued 5mm PVC rail with polyester resign.
In next day I shaped and polished base of the board, drilled wholes for binding screws and fins, and laminated it with fiberglass.
Next day I filled drilled wholes with resign, and after couple of hours shaped and laminated top of the board.
I gave concave and rocker during laminating process. Used very similar construction to that one: http://freespace.virgin.net/cav.labs/
I just used bricks to get tips (for rocker) and center (for concave) down. Laminated with fiberglass, waited, till resign gets till gel phase, then covered necessary places with polythene, and put bricks on these peaces to leave over night.