Sunday, October 31, 2010

Commence Sanding!

Here I am cheating! I wanted to hand sand the board completely, but sanding by hand is ridiculously time consuming and quite difficult! So I borrowed my dads old Porter Cable orbital and with 60 grit took off some mEaT!
Pic of the deck in the sanding process.
Pic of the hull in the sanding process. Looking pretty sweet! Only problem is that the walnut is sooooo much harder and creates problems with a softer wood next to it. So I was thinking at the time that the walnut will be raised higher than the cedar creating a wave. It did. But, hey a surfboard that both creates waves and rides them? Nice!
So like the tail I cut off using the jap saw and I sanded a straight line across (a plane perpendicular to the overall average plane of the board) and glued on my tail block. I'm not sure if I showed the process of making that or not here. Basically a bunch of different woods were just glued and clamped together then I shaped them roughly on the belt sander. So i glued them on and just taped them. Excellent tape.
Ah HA! My Pop made these for me at home. Aren't they perty? Screw type air valves and leash plugs made of brass and stainless.

Big Shout out to Mike Vis who made me finish my blog up! Mike really helped me sand and polish both of my boards to get them ready for the boat show (s) that I showed them in! Will post pic later.

Asta la taco! Happy Halloween!


I've been slacking! I find the blog a bit more difficult to post on than on facebook so I just did all my posting on there, which left some of you high and dry. My bad! So I will slowly pick up where I left off from gluing the deck planks on. Since then, I have finished this board and have another being sent right now. A ten foot "waterlog" from grain. Just the frame. I will mill my own planks again. Also Pop and I started on his canoe downstairs. We are just putting up the forms now. Taking a break though because he and mom are in Florida seeing the rat.

Ah, I see once again that I will have to "re-figure" out how to post pictures on here! Wutapain! I gotta go last pic first, first pic last and how to organize them? Dang I forget!

OK last pic first: Once the deck was glued on, the clamps were removed and all the excess wood around the edges were sawn off with the Japanese saw. The best thing I ever did was to buy this expensive hand plane from Lie Nielson. I used that to shape the rough outline of the board as you see in the last two pics.

The first pic: which should have been last is a necessary evil! Part of any job is cleaning up after yourself! That is like rule#1 and seems to be forgotten most often. But never by myself, Never!

A'ight, lemme get on to the next pics!

Laters and remember, Be Green and Flow! All you parents with runny noses who have kids in school know what I mean!