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Created by Tassiedevel Sunday, 12 Aug 2018
Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 10:38AM
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Havent posted for a while -but have been busy building my first hollow wooden board in my spare time . My first board has come in a bit heavier then I would have liked ( about 8 kg for a 5 ft 8 board ) , and have had nightmares getting resin to dry in the wet / cold weather down here , but she is almost done. Anyone else building there own . Have found a source of King Billy Pine I reckon will greatly reduce the weight on the next one .Used a bit too much tassie oak in this one , looks good but heavy .

Macaha
QLD, 16761 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 10:55AM
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Can't help you with board building by please post some photos I admire all board makes

stuk
NSW, 841 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 2:12PM
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You might like to check out some of Andy Wallace's handywork. Fine craftsman and top surfer (bugger keeps beating me in the mal comps).

freedomsurfboards.com

www.instagram.com/andy_freedomsurfboards

Al G
NSW, 5675 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 5:14PM
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Some nice ones there mate,I didn't know he was around there.A guy here makes Paulownia timber boards!...
Oh and I'm back in the water againAnother needle tomorrow

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 7:12PM
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Some really nice boards there Stuk thanks for that . Have yet to go down the paulownia timber path , mine at this stage are all made with timber scraps laying around . Have found coming home after work and ripping into a board with a planer / sander is a great de-stress when there is no surf around . Have 4 boards , 3 chambered and the 1 hollow all in various stages of build at the moment . Here are some pics of the hollow build so far - lots of hours in these . Would love to know if anyone has had a crack at a foam core wooden board - thinking that will be the next project . Hoping they surf okay but if not we always need extra firewood they should burn pretty good





















Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
Sunday , 12 Aug 2018 7:18PM
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And this one is a pic of what happens when resin with uv catalyst is taking days to dry due to moisture / low temp in mid tassie winter and is left out in the rain . .


stuk
NSW, 841 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 3:01PM
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Al G said..
Some nice ones there mate,I didn't know he was around there.A guy here makes Paulownia timber boards!...
Oh and I'm back in the water againAnother needle tomorrow


Good one Al Ted was up here today, said he's hitting Crescent for a couple of days then will be back through.

CRF
WA, 80 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 1:11PM
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nice one mate - keep it up.
I would have thought Tassie oak would be pretty heavy hey??
king billy would be great but I think in Tassie if you can get some celery top pine - would probably be the lightest you would get.
paulownia in Tassie would be pretty hard to find I would think.

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 7:53PM
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Yep tassie oak is heavy - had a heap of offcuts in the shed and I love the colour so used them up . This one is every third strip tassie oak / Pine ( timber pallets )/ red cedar , which seemed okay but then used tassie oak in the nose block which really cranked the weight up . Haven't thought of celery Pine , will chase it up . We have used a bit of makrikarpa Pine in chambered boards , once again bit heavy .This one is a chambered Makrikarpa Pine board my son has made - in the line to be fibreglassed when the weather warms up .






Al G
NSW, 5675 posts
Monday , 13 Aug 2018 8:29PM
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stuk said..


Al G said..
Some nice ones there mate,I didn't know he was around there.A guy here makes Paulownia timber boards!...
Oh and I'm back in the water againAnother needle tomorrow




Good one Al Ted was up here today, said he's hitting Crescent for a couple of days then will be back through.



Ah ok mate,had another needle this arvo and Doc says wait a few days to surf again

riverider
TAS, 878 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 1:15PM
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hi Tassie, tony has made a few hollow boards, the big problem is they can blow up and split the seams if left in the heat and then suck in the water
sure he can give you a few pointers.
cheers
Dave

Ricardo1709
NSW, 1025 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 4:37PM
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riverider said..
hi Tassie, tony has made a few hollow boards, the big problem is they can blow up and split the seams if left in the heat and then suck in the water
sure he can give you a few pointers.
cheers
Dave


Yeah you need a breather valve in them to let the expanded air out in hot weather,great to see some timber boards,they look so good

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 6:18PM
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riverider said..
hi Tassie, tony has made a few hollow boards, the big problem is they can blow up and split the seams if left in the heat and then suck in the water
sure he can give you a few pointers.
cheers
Dave


Good to hear from you Dave . Was down the south of tassie last Thursday for one night . Macq 1 is pretty impressive .Was a windy drive through the midlands on the way home Friday .
Yep have contacted tony on where he sources his timber for his paddles . Didn't realise he was making boards as well . Have got vented leash plugs hoping that will be enough to let the boards breath and not overheat .But haven't had the heat at this stage to test them out .??

SP
9743 posts
Yesterday , 15 Aug 2018 10:53AM
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Good to see you posting again mate. Quality work on the board..

Tassiedevel
TAS, 1881 posts
2 hours ago , 16 Aug 2018 7:31AM
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Thanks SP , have really enjoyed this board - even though it is yet to get wet . He is another pic of a wooden board owned by a mate of mine . These were known as okanui boards and were built in the 60s when apparently there was a shortage of balsa wood . My mate can remember this one being surfed in town back in the 70s . Surprisingly shirt for that era - think it's around the 7 foot Mark








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