A foray into flexible cutlery...

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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby Matt Rose » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:47 pm

Like the look of the profile.
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby tynemouthmatt » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:00 pm

I did say this was going to be a slow build, didn't quite realise how slow.

glassed plug has now been mounted to a piece of chipboard and hotcoated. Hotcoat is in poly, lam wasn't particularly good as I was using a tiny amount of left over epoxy, must have been a couple of gaps in the weave as this happened...
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Silly mistake, but nothing abit of filler didn't sort out.

Final hotcoat on (I hope), once sanded will skim with filler and then possibly gloss coat to polish......then I just have to make the spoon!

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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby tynemouthmatt » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:45 pm

Ok, so once again I'd put this project to one side. However laminating the cardboard surfboard is giving me a headache, to the point where i've been putting off finishing the lam. This lead to me doing some more work on the spoon plug & now i've got my enthusiam back for it.

So since the last post its had the rail chines sanded in (built up with filler), then its been skimmed with filler all over and sanded back. Then a final gloss coat (in red for no particular reason).

Just needs a wet sand and polish then its ready to pull a spoon from!

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Decided this is going to be single fin (after some talk with Mr McCallum it seems twin fins like to snap off)

Going to put a fin box in as i'm hoping to take this on a few trips (poss hawaii trip on the cards)
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby kneeboarder » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:13 pm

Check out these bad boys- spoons taken to the next level?

http://legless.tv/
You need to go down a few articles til you hit Chris cocketts article. He also makes a stand up version.
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby tynemouthmatt » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:54 pm

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So it's only been 2 years since I set out on this quest and I have to admit I've been slacking somewhat. However I managed to get the mould finished and pulled this from it the other day. 3 layers of plain weave 6oz with a layer of 4oz biaxial glass/carbon sandwiched between.

Next stage is to pour the foam & shape the foam rails.

I have all the materials to finish this so it should be complete in a matter of weeks rather than years!
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby tynemouthmatt » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:34 pm

Got the rails poured today..nearly. Ran out of foam, so still a few gaps.

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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby Ferral » Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:41 am

Bit of a slow burn on that project!!

Looking forward to seeing the finished beast and the first ride reports!!
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby tynemouthmatt » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:27 am

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Got the rails roughed out and fin plugs routed out last night.

Not feeling this pour foam, set at different densities making shaping difficult. Will skim it with a lightweight filler before glassing I think.

Rails appear high towards the nose, however the top rail line is actually flat. Tempted to knock them down a bit and add some curve in. Although it will only really improve asethetics and reduce the already minimal bouyancy.
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Re: A foray into flexible cutlery...

Postby Philshoz » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:59 pm

Looking good Matt.

Now all you need is a homemade yacht, grow your hair and off to the South Pacific.. 8)
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