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woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:27 pm

A quickie for the summer to use up some scraps of material:
http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... =11&t=5532

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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby tynemouthmatt » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:51 pm

Looking good! will have to try a hollow wood build at some point
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby danny1 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:03 am

How have the waves been up in amble lately?? Havnt been up in ages
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:08 am

Work has been mental busy - sadly there's been a few canny days I know I've missed. Still need to get the 9'8 ripple catcher out and hitting Devon in a few weeks
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:26 pm

update: rails nearly done, finbox block fixted, vented too :)
http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... 650#p48650
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:05 pm

made a start on the top - hopefully by friday I can have it closed up and ready for final shaping.:

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more on here - theres some interesting hybrid simmonsy stuff too by a dutch lad in the projects thread - foam bottom deck and ribs and wood top deck, looks cool

http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&start=10
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby jrjomeza » Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:44 am

blue_pig wrote:made a start on the top - hopefully by friday I can have it closed up and ready for final shaping.:

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more on here - theres some interesting hybrid simmonsy stuff too by a dutch lad in the projects thread - foam bottom deck and ribs and wood top deck, looks cool

http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&start=10



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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:45 pm

cedar side going down:
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:46 pm

closed up.

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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:35 pm

A quick sand tonight to show the outline then hand sanded rails next - about 5kg so far, feels nice and light, so hopefully finish up about 6.5kg all in. Taken about 15 hours so far and I'm not saying how much its cost for materials as its scraps and glue.. Main cost will be the resin, glass and hardware which is good to go at the weekend if all goes to plan.

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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:03 pm

so, heres yesterday evening:
mask out the top
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figure out some ideas after a bit of google images research:
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pigment the resin:
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and go for it..!
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the grey band isn't quite as sharp as I was after - it had kicked by the time I added the rest of the red so I might see about sanding it back a touch once its had time to harden up.
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:00 pm

A couple of bubbles in the lam to sort out today, got the top mostly sanded ready to pinline and hotcoat.
Finbox also installed so the rest now is easy (I hope). The california classic fin from tim mason timmy auction last year looks amazing in, but a skip fry flex for setting the box.

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Those sharp eyed should be able to spot my paulownia saplings - now about 3 years old.Of the forty I had there are now three remaining.
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:53 pm

Sanding sanding sanding sanding - chuck in a fin, open up the vent and away we go.
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:53 pm

I'm calling the carpet done - a little delam caused by crappy ply in need of a repair but otherwise done.

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ply blister delam: a little tinted resin needed to seal this up again, easy fix
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board storage zone: lift them off, wax up and go!
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Remind me NEVER to try yacht varnish again - its been a nightmare. After all the attempts to get a smooth glossy coat I've ended up with a board heavier (three coats...) than I wanted and a bit of a patchy look as it still needed sanding smooth. The sanding residue stuck to everything, me included and made me look like a janitor from a porn set. The yard floor is splattered with the stuff.

It will look fine waxed.
From now on I'll stick to sanded epoxy.

final weight = 16lb which is 4 over target, heavy handed resin as well as the varnish I think. Roll on a wave or two for getting it wet.
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Re: woody magic carpet

Postby blue_pig » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:07 pm

shared the plans with a few people and here is a version in EPS - retro cool stripe too ;o)


http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... 2&start=70
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