giovedì 1 novembre 2012
venerdì 12 ottobre 2012
giovedì 6 settembre 2012
domenica 2 settembre 2012
martedì 5 giugno 2012
BUILDING NOSE 1 of 2 (Work time – 1 h for wood block and 2 h for shaping )
The nose will be built using three layer of balsa and two of mahogany.
|1st and 2nd block glued|
|nose paper template will give final shape|
|After initial rasping|
lunedì 21 maggio 2012
Saturday, one of the most important HWS website has dedicated an article to TOA !!
Don’t You believe it?
See now our page “ARTICLES” or click directly on www.woodensurfboards.blogspot.com
Thanks again Grant !
sabato 19 maggio 2012
SHAPING RAILS 1 of 2 (Work time – 3-4 h each side)
After gluing all layers it’s time to progress to one of the most important part of the board…the rail shape is closely related to the performance and manoeuvrability.
For this step is fundamental to follow strictly the design and to have in mind exactly the building procedure.
In summary we have take 6(six) section each 30cm and using CAD we have drawn for each section 3 triangles corresponding to the material to remove. After having marked the sections on the board we started to mark one point on deck and one on side corresponding to the hypotenuse of the first triangle.
To link all the points of the deck making a line and the same for the side.
Now…rasp away the triangle for all length.
A lot of work but it’ s amazing to see more and more the board take shape.
.... following pics shown our method:
Take away extra material
A long splint is very useful to link all points
Rail marked and ready for rasping
First step completed
giovedì 17 maggio 2012
BUILDING RAILS (Work time – 30 min + 24 h glue drying time each layer !)
Finally we start building rails…!
We have to glue two layers of Samba plywood and five layers of cork, total 30mm thickness each side.
At this stage the board is ready for building rails
First samba layer has to be drilled to save weight
Protect bottom & deck with paper and to glue first layer using big elastics and some weight to maintain desired shape during dry time (24 H)
First layer and pressing technique
First layer and pressing technique
Remove as material as possible to the first layer
Apply glue to the first layer
Second layer pressed with the same pressing technique
Once glued remove extra wood
Lay down roll of cork on each side to take the template to cut off, after to apply glue and press it waiting 24 H for drying. Repeat the sequence for each cork layer.
Cork cutting operation
First cork layer glued and clamped
venerdì 4 maggio 2012
|TOA SUP Paddle - Preliminary design|
This is our preliminary design regarding our first wooden TOA SUP Paddle..!
We opt for building a paddle in line with our next project (wave SUP 9”) so we decided to design a wave paddle having a surface abt 650 mm2.
FCS internal blocks for fins & leash (Work time – 1 hour + 24 h glue drying time)
Now It’s time to glue in all the backing blocks for the fins and leash plugs.
In order top save time and money we have used reject of samba plywood to glue each other.
surface preparation before gluying blocks
Gluying of the fin blocks in place
internal fin blocks top view
Gluying of the leash block in place
Internal Tail & Nose PREPARATION (Work time – 2 hours + 24 h glue drying time)
Internal tail & nose reinforcements shall be shaped to match bottom curves and internal rail splints.
Its necessary to use paper template (extract to design) for positioning correctly of al splints.
Once the glue is dried use rasp for obtain the desired shape.
alignment phase on the actual shape using paper template
preparation & gluying of internal nose reinforcements
UP: gluying of int. tail reinforcements DOWN:alignment and Gluying of upper int rail reinforcements
before & after wood carving
fish tail takes shape..!