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    Building the 6'6" Gang Buster. Roy Stuarts Parallel Profile construction method.

    Here in this thread my goal is to share my wood working with anyone who cares to look. I am open to advice and suggestions from anyone with a solid understanding of surfboard shaping. I will share the entire build process as best as I can. I hope my work can give others some ideas on building a surfboard from wood.
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    lookin good...but that thing is going to crack you open if you get hit by it

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    That's an interesting variant--incorporating the torsion frame into the edge veneers. I can't picture what you're trying to accomplish with the concave, so I'm very interested to see what your plan is.


    Dude, I gotta ask... What's up with the pony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    That's an interesting variant--incorporating the torsion frame into the edge veneers. I can't picture what you're trying to accomplish with the concave, so I'm very interested to see what your plan is.


    Dude, I gotta ask... What's up with the pony?
    Thats our friend Daniel Tosh holding the baby horse..
    Im not using any veneer on this board its all solid wood construction. Made with clear vertical grain western red cedar. (the otherwise useless scraps from my furniture shop).. My goal with the concave is to first practice a laminating technique to see how easily I can do it and secondly I believe that the concave will work nicely with a harder rail shape such as an 80/20 down rail. it will be a continuous concave through the whole board length. Also only a slight concave maybe 1/8th inch deep, really depends how the lamination goes. any thoughts on rail shape with concave tho? like I said in the opening post Id love to hear some thoughts from people. I am merely a novice surfboard builder and know very little, I just want to make myself a quiver. THanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    Thats our friend Daniel Tosh holding the baby horse..
    Very,very interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    any thoughts on rail shape with concave... I am merely a novice surfboard builder and know very little, I just want to make myself a quiver. THanks
    Bravo, brother... that's what it's all about.

    I think you're on the right track with the 80/20 down rail with the concave. That's a pretty basic, reliable design. Lowering the rail apex will create a hard turn at the bottom of the rail radius, into the bottom, at the edge of your concave. Your tail looks pretty wide from the pics, so I'd keep it soft... no hard edge... so you're not fighting the planing force, and it rolls over onto the rail a little easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erock View Post
    That's an interesting variant--incorporating the torsion frame into the edge veneers. I can't picture what you're trying to accomplish with the concave, so I'm very interested to see what your plan is.

    Actually it's my standard 4 layer parallel profile method, not a variant.

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    A nice looking concave Steve. The weight isn't a problem in itself provided that it doesn't reduce the buoyancy too much. With paulownia I can get a 12 foot board at 24 pounds if I want to go light.

    How thick is your planking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Stuart View Post
    A nice looking concave Steve. The weight isn't a problem in itself provided that it doesn't reduce the buoyancy too much. With paulownia I can get a 12 foot board at 24 pounds if I want to go light.

    How thick is your planking?
    Hey Roy, not sure if you were asking about the 6-6" PP which started this thread or steve's PP long board. I Used 5/16" for planking. I wanted robust but now that its reading 30 lbs I feel as though there are ways to make this build much lighter.

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    Sorry Charles I was replying to you, I just absent mindedly typed 'Steve'.

    What sort of cedar are you using?