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Old 10-02-2013, 07:04 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I don't know how I missed this thread. Awesome job ETM, those boards look simply beautiful!
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wow, very nice!

good to see someone with the dedication to do all of this.
keep up the hard work!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #143 (permalink)
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Mindblowing. All of it. Great stuff man that's a beautiful looking stick.
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:05 AM   #144 (permalink)
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Cheers guys.

I got the first one in the press today.



This is the only pic i took during lay up. The first one is always a bit of a stressful event lol. Racing the resin, trying not to forget anything.
Im playing with reduced core thickness for weight savings and some carbon tow there to regain the stiffness
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:21 AM   #145 (permalink)
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I've got a question for you. I attempted to build a board myself 5-6 years ago, ran into some delamination issues, but the biggest problem I ran into was forming the edges. How did you fit the edges to the base?
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:32 AM   #146 (permalink)
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Like this.
Pre bent perfectly to shape and superglued to the base. Then on top of that some "vds" rubber strip.
I did forget the vds on my fav board last year though and it didnt delam with over 30 days on it

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Old 10-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I used alligator clips too, my problem was I couldn't seem to bend them to fit right. They make some sort of hand tool for that, but I couldn't find one online.
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:04 PM   #148 (permalink)
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If the fit isnt perfect they will delam for sure, probably even while you press the board.
I made my own edge bender tool from a bar bender slightly modified and I get fantastic results from it.

In other news I just pulled the first board out of the press, cut the flash (roughly), sanded the top sheet and put some clear on it.
Its fkn exciting!
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Love watching the progress....
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #150 (permalink)
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Out of the press


Cutting the flash


After sanding


After clear coat


In the sun

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