Firstly a bit of a cool story from last year here: http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/viewtopi ... =29&t=4895
The design is a replica of a replica taken from a 1940's Bob Simmons shape. 9' and chunky.
Brad was kind enough to let me trial a build of his chambering method called 'Eco Chamber'. It's taken a little while to get going on this one so there are now kits available on the Wood Surfboard Supply site including some early build pics.
Anyway, the frame arrived during our trip to Oregon last year and was released from its packaging this morning. The alignment jig is done and the first half is gluing up this afternoon. The way this one is going to be is from some XPS foam off cuts that I have been collecting over the year. These have been trimmed into 37mm strips ready to be glued to each stringer so what I will end up with will be a multi stringer blank ready for shaping. XPS in order to keep the weight down and to see if a chambered foam blank is a feasible idea. I'm confident it will work and will give me a go at shaping. I've not got an outline guide or nose and tail shapes to work from. The whole Eco Chamber concept is recycling and reusing scrap materials to build a board. So, if you own a couple of smashed up beyond repair boards then maybe you could recycle them using the kit.
My plan is to get the rest of the blank glued up by Friday then take stock as to how then to progress. I'm thinking lokbox replica half moon fins, translucent red tint epoxy lam, white and blue pinlines, double 4oz top and bottom. Maybe even a vacuum bagged veneer for that wood look in something special. No blanket work this time.
Hollow wood - well not quite. I just don't have balsa available and not enough paulownia in stock. The principle would be the same. Think Eco and use of scraps.