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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Very nice board. I'm going to make one around the same size, but using redwood strips, it's what is locally available. How thin are you going on your next board, and what layup are you thinking for strength and flex?


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:18 pm 
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I'm doing 132x40 with channels and concave, on the same rocker, with ~10.5mm core, still in cedar.
Glass will be 6 oz plus local reinforcements.
I think I can get away with this because I want more flex, and the core shaping will hopefully keep it from being too much.
The X factor is that the new core is a single layer without epoxy in the middle, so it will behave differently.
We'll see, it's more alchemy than science :lol:..

If I were using redwood, I might go thinner, especially from the straps outwards, and with maybe a maximum 8 to 10mm between straps, probably with more glass (6oz+4oz? 6+6?), since redwood can be more brittle than cedar. ? I don't know...
Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:46 am 
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This post inspired me. Finished my board this past weekend. Used western redwood becuase it was locally available and inexpensive. First time to do a strip board and very happy with the way it turned out. RR epoxy, 6oz fiberglass, pvc rails, 138cm x 42cm.


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:14 pm 
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Z that looks cool!
How did your rocker turn out?
The channels have been giving me some learning experiences so my current project is still not done...
but here's a taste from the early stages...


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:47 am 
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Rocker came out ok. I was shooting for a 4cm rocker but ended up with about 3.5cm . The board has good flex, so the loss in rocker isn't that big of a deal.

I really like the channels on that board your working on. I thought about trying to do something like that, but decided to keep it simple for the first one. I'm interested to see how it turns out.


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip board
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Well, the channelled deck's done, finally, not rigged or ridden yet though....
Details here:
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=2371523


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