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Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:42 pm

Here's couple pics of my second board (in progress). Pretty happy with how she's turned out so far considering shes my first solo and a back garden job! Chris from Lovefoam has been a star at answering my stupid questions too!! Next its the glassing . :shock: ......time for more stupid questions! lol

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Re: Number two!

Postby Craivold » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:12 pm

Haha, no2 board already?! We have a shaper in the making perhaps :mrgreen:. My first one took about four months and that was with help so I won't be attempting another any time soon, had a wicked surf on it this morning though, it goes amazing in slopey/wally stuff - lots of glide and drive but really responsive too, lovely for top to bottom arc'age when a good one comes through.

So what's the idea with this one then? Dims? Looks a little bit like mine but with a much more pulled in tail?
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:26 pm

Ha! I think I've caught the bug thats for sure. The thought behind this is pretty simple - a mate had a go on my first board. Loved it and asked if I could make him a 5'6 with a slightly different tail. He's paying for the materials, I'm doing it for the fun! We both win. (Unless I completely balls it up in which case only I win!!!) lol Although so far the board is turning out rather nice I'm thinking I want it myself ! (Greedy bastard I know!) I've still used the lumus and speeddialler to make the template. Then just hardened up the tail a bit more (like yours or a Bing Dharma). Just to make it complicated he wants a 5 FCS fin set up for adaptability.(I tried to sell him lokbox but to no avail!)
The glassing may be a while away as work is suddenly very busy!
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:28 pm

Oh dims are 5'6 x 21 1/2 x 2 7/8. and I've kept as much foam in it as possible so hopefully she's a bit of a floaty paddle machine!
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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:35 pm

Nice work Jay, looking good there.

Check out Altua Cores for FCS boxes, seem reasonable to me but you may have to invest in the jig thingy.

You beat me to it on the second board, moving house is my excuse.
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:47 pm

Cheers for that Phil. Cant see anything on "Altua cores" online. Am reluctant to spend much on anything to install FCS as its not a system I can see myself using again. I'm a loyal lokboxer (if I can help it!) Was thinking of just using a paddle bit and a random piece of pipe to do the H hole.
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Re: Number two!

Postby Black » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:21 pm

Yeah, looking an interesting variation on the theme. Somehow you've made it look unusual. Resin tint?
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:25 pm

Unusual. hmmm. I'll take that as a compliment! lol As for the tint - I was wondering that too. I think this ones just gonna be naked white though!
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Re: Number two!

Postby Black » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:32 pm

Yes it was meant as a compliment!
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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:53 pm

Consider a subtle tint Jay
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:09 pm

Thanks Black. I'm tempted Phil. I'm tempted!!!!! ......let me look into it. You just bung it in the resin and carry on as normal do you?
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Re: Number two!

Postby blue_pig » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Tempted to suggest a Mexican blanket - have a look at Austin surfboards. Then again I am a bit obsessed with them at the moment
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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:45 am

blue_pig wrote:Tempted to suggest a Mexican blanket - have a look at Austin surfboards. Then again I am a bit obsessed with them at the moment


That's courting dissaster, IMHO, They are great when done by the pros.

Jay, don't try dark blue :oops: mine was a bit patchy. Apparently it's the hardest colour to get spot on.

Add white for a pastel and black for opaque but be sparring with the stuff.

Look at some of Many Caro's pastels, yum yum.
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Re: Number two!

Postby Black » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:41 am

Surely a number two is brown???











Was trying to resist but.......
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Re: Number two!

Postby Chris F » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:57 am

You tried to hold it but it just snuck out.

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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:36 am

Black wrote:Surely a number two is brown???











Was trying to resist but.......


:roll: Toilet mouth......

What if Jay is partial to a drop of Guiness????
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Re: Number two!

Postby Craivold » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:29 pm

haha - a Guiness resin tint - got to be done hasn't it? The planshape is not far away from a pint either :-D .

Sounds good Jay and I enjoy the way you've engineered it so a mate is taking the financial hit with a no lose for you :lol: . Looks a nice shape so will look forward to more progress as this number 2 comes out....
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:01 pm

Not a big fan of Guinness but think the tint will have to wait this time..... it may be a no. 2 but its a no 2 to order !! :shock: ! I guess I should stick with what little I know and save experimenting with alcoholic tints for no. 3! :-D
Sorry to disappoint but the Guinness tint will have to wait! Out of interest though do people just use acrylic and what sort of amounts do you need !? ....... think I should treat myself to a glassing book methinks!!! :oops:
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:30 am

[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1012455_10151529531530846_236345052_n.jpg/img]

Tail after a bit of refinement......nearly ready for glassing.
Funny thing is when its not being worked on it lives on top of the wardrobe in the bedroom. I lie in bed admiring it but thinking hmmmmm, maybe a touch more off there, maybe a tweak here..... lol. I need to get it glassed and out of there or there'll be nothing left of it!
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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:30 am

JayP wrote:[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1012455_10151529531530846_236345052_n.jpg/img]

Tail after a bit of refinement......nearly ready for glassing.
Funny thing is when its not being worked on it lives on top of the wardrobe in the bedroom. I lie in bed admiring it but thinking hmmmmm, maybe a touch more off there, maybe a tweak here..... lol. I need to get it glassed and out of there or there'll be nothing left of it!


That's what I think in the bedroom, a touch there, a tweak there, usually gets the job done…… :wink:
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:39 am

Philshoz wrote:
JayP wrote:[img]https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1012455_10151529531530846_236345052_n.jpg/img]

Tail after a bit of refinement......nearly ready for glassing.
Funny thing is when its not being worked on it lives on top of the wardrobe in the bedroom. I lie in bed admiring it but thinking hmmmmm, maybe a touch more off there, maybe a tweak here..... lol. I need to get it glassed and out of there or there'll be nothing left of it!


That's what I think in the bedroom, a touch there, a tweak there, usually gets the job done…… :wink:


:lol:

Pic didn't work! :oops:
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Re: Number two!

Postby Black » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:19 pm

You just missed the bracket off before the /img], re-edit it in.
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Re: Number two!

Postby Craivold » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:37 pm

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Fixio'd. Looking very angular at the back there Jay, you can see the Dharma influence, I know what you mean about the constant fettling too - easy to keep whittling away and create a totally different board!
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:04 pm

Well done that man! :-D

Yep gotta be glassed this week fo sho to stop my meddling!!!
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Re: Number two!

Postby splinter » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Nice and very inspiring. I'm itching to have a go myself now. 8)
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:08 pm

splinter wrote:Nice and very inspiring. I'm itching to have a go myself now. 8)


Do it bud. A man of your skills should breeze it but I'd still recommend doing it with Chris if you can find the time and the marginal extra cost.
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Re: Number two!

Postby splinter » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:32 pm

Yeah I really want to but works been a bit on and off recently and I've had boring shite like van tax, mot, insurance etc to deal with.

Also he stops at the end of September for the winter and is now more or less fully booked.

I've got enough cash for materials now for one board. My garage has been set up for it for a while (nearly did it last year), got some timber shaping stands made, strip lights installed, already have all the tools. Even got a template of an old board I want to use.

So am considering going solo and maybe hooking up with Chris in spring next year. Or maybe being patient and waiting. :roll:
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Re: Number two!

Postby JayP » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:10 pm

A tricky decision......bloody patience! Waiting waiting waiting. We all do enough of that waiting for swell! I'd go for it, but then again I've done a week with Chris (and half a bottle of red tonight ) so can take on the world right now. :-D I'm sure either way you go you'll end up enjoying it and learning shitloads. I'm quite addicted. I'm already planning my third!!! :shock:
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Re: Number two!

Postby Philshoz » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:36 am

Go for it Splinter, no time like the present, he who hesitates etc etc........it won't take that long actually. There are loads of places to get the info to help you through.

I even did a sheet of bulleted points to help me through each stage. I take it you've got Shaping 101?

I'm surprised more people don't have a go considering the price of the kits these days.....

What's number 3 Jay?
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Re: Number two!

Postby splinter » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:46 am

Yeah got shaping 101. LOTS of links to youtube vids and useful threads on swaylocks saved too.

How did you guys tackle the rails on your boards? Did you measure and make some pencil/reference marks for your bands?
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