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Made from Scratch

Step 1: Lamination

Ribs cut out to shape on Bandsaw then holes drilled to lighten and provide a place to clamp.

I used Hemlock for my strips. They are about 1 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick

Glues each piece using a water proof glue

Step 2: Sanding

After strips are in place sanded top and bottom

I hand planed the rails to shape them and then sanded

After sanding I made the front part and the back which I glues and then shaped

Step 3: Finish Touches

I used plasti dip around the rails to straighten them

I also drilled to holes in the tail to let air out when not in use. (Very Important)

I bought a fin box online and installed it

I made my own handle box and placed it in using supports and epoxy

Last step is to fiber glass the whole board

This board looks amazing and I'm thinking about doing this project for my DT IGCSE but what wood did you use for the ribs inside the board?
I actually used thin plywood and glued a couple together for the spine and for the ribs I use 1/4 inch plywood
<p>This looks GREAT!</p><p>You wouldn't happen to have the plans for the ribs? I usually laser cut pieces like that and would love to build the exact one you have made.</p>
<p>Sorry I wish I did. I actually borrowed them from an old mentor teacher I had and made them in his shop. Im kinda mad at myself that i didnt trace some templates so I would have them. Wish I could help. Sorry </p>
<p>Thanks for your reply!</p><p>I'll be printing out a tiled shape and using that as a template - should work well.</p><p>Thanks again.</p>
<p>This is a great looking board! </p><p>If I were interested in duplicating this project, what other info would they need to know? I'm curious about the rib pattern, the layout distances, fiber glassing, etc. Any additional info would be really appreciated! </p>
<p>Hey. So since this was my first board I learned a lot and would make a view changes. For the rib pattern i had a friend who built one and gave his tracers for each part. So sadly i dont have them. You can probably find some online. If you have asses to a plainer i would suggest gluing up a bunch of strips then plain them and then glue and press them onto your board. This will save a lot of time. For the ribs I suggest using 1/4 by 1/4 inch strips all the way around. For fiber glassing it is not cheap. Expoxy alone will cost you over $200. I would recommend using a roller to glue down fiber glass. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.</p>
<p>Cool. It looks like a great project, and something I'm interested in tackling someday down the road. </p>
<p>Great looking board!</p>

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