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post #161 of 174 (permalink) Old 11-09-2013, 10:43 AM
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These boards all look really cool. I have a few questions:

What kind of filler should be used to seal the wood? Specifically what brand/formula

Why cut so much wood out of the edge? I have read about people making split boards and just seal the edges with spar-urethane.

I wan't to do this to my Option Free Plus 165. Im fairly handy and have access to a band saw, spindle sander, router table, etc. But I have little experience with resins and urethanes.

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I suppose you don't have to hollow out the core on the cut. But I liked the idea and figured it would provide additional protection and rigidity to the cut tail. I used an epoxy for plastic that supposedly is more flexible and resistant to extreme temps. Honestly don't remember the brand. Just a 2 part from home depot. I think I put a pic of the dremel bit I used earlier in this thread. If you don't find it let me know I'll put one up. Anyway I haven't ridden the board yet so time will tell how it holds up. Here it is all finished and ready to rock...

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Well season hasn't started here yet. Nothing better to do than post more pics of the Frankentail.

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Hi gang,

I've got an old Arbor Element Wide (169) that I rode for 5 years. It was replaced with a custom Donek Phoenix last season, but i hung on to it for sentimental reasons. I'm tempted to cut a swallowtail into it to make myself a more powder friendly board for the few days a year that I ride pow.

Any suggestions as to the exact length of cut from tail towards the rear binding?
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Hi gang,

I've got an old Arbor Element Wide (169) that I rode for 5 years. It was replaced with a custom Donek Phoenix last season, but i hung on to it for sentimental reasons. I'm tempted to cut a swallowtail into it to make myself a more powder friendly board for the few days a year that I ride pow.

Any suggestions as to the exact length of cut from tail towards the rear binding?
There are suggestions earlier in the thread. I left about 4in from the last insert.

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Cut whatever you feel comfortable with.
There is no right or wrong here.
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aaaand done

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Wow that's a chunk man. Hope you didn't take out any structural material with that cut. On the plus side that thing is goin to pop a serious wheelie in the deep!
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the tip was already 2.5 inches longer than the tail. I cut one side kind of F'ed up with the band saw so i had to take this much out. If it sucks or breaks I'm not worried as i already have a charlie slasher.

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Got it. So it was a fuck up recovery. Good luck with it.

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