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  1. #1
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    summer board build

    my bud and I just finished two small wave boards this summer. He's a bigger dude and made a 6'3 PU/PE swallow tail quad and I made my third attempt at a mini simmons type shape. Its 5'8 EPS/Epoxy. Here's a little bit about the process: both templates were just cardboard shapes scabbed together from other boards:




    Shaped Mini Simmons in the background, swallow tail template on blank about to be cut:



    Cutting the outline with a jigsaw:


    Cleaning up the curves with some sandpaper glued to a block of wood. This is a really critical step IMO.



    Cutting the rail bands:
    <br />Tuning the rails with some drywall screen:

    The ghetto 20 year old O'Fishl jig that still works perfectly for Futures Boxes:
    Last edited by mitchell; Aug 17, 2013 at 02:55 AM.

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    My Buddies fin setup installed:



    Bottom of my Mini Simmons about to get four fins:


    Mini Simmons Bottom and Rocker Shot:





    Erich's swallow tail glassed and sanded out:



    Both of these boards were finished about a month ago and have been ridden several times.

    We're both extremely stoked. They're great rides!
    Last edited by mitchell; Aug 17, 2013 at 02:53 AM.

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    Nice !! Thanks for the pics - I like the red/white table cloth curtain!! You like the Mini Simms I take it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    Nice !! Thanks for the pics - I like the red/white table cloth curtain!! You like the Mini Simms I take it?
    Thanks!

    Yeah I'm sold on mini-simmons as a shape that makes knee waist high SOFT waves fun to surf. I know I've said it before. This shape is nice...its MAD wide so it will paddle into and glide easily on a 1-2 foot wave but with some tail rocker and the quad setup with small rear fins it seems like it turns on a dime (well...for this kind of shape...maybe better to say it turns on a nickel or quarter)
    Last edited by mitchell; Aug 17, 2013 at 03:09 AM.

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    Paging The Gnome! Paging the Gnome! Pay attention! These are surfboards!

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    Nice craftsmanship. Enjoyed the post.

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    Nicely done.look awesome.

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    Yeah nice work! I think this is what the forum is all about. I wish I had the skill and time to attempt a board build

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    What the heck is this thread all about now? building surfboards???? hey troll this site is all about poisonous contrails from govt jets and conspiracy theories... now stop messing up this site and put your tinfoil hat on.
    lol.
    kidding. great pics. boards look good!

  10. #10
    Awesome! Simmons are super fun in crappy waves. Good choice. Nice work!

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