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  1. Cool cool how do they surf?

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    Good luck with venture. It's a good idea.
    What wood are you using to make the blanks?
    I'm about 1/2 way thru my first chambered board. I've a lot of time and effort into it and I'm not even at the stage of your blanks yet.

    Cal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Taylor View Post
    Yeah the furniture business is in the same building as hws blanks. We're basically using all the furniture machinery to create this blanks company. It just made sense to me because I already have amazing cedar suppliers so I'm following my gut and getting into the wooden surf products niche
    I was going to say, I bet you could make some beautiful tables.

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    This is so awesome! Love that you seal the boards with oils. They look really sick!

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    So we pre chamber the stringers prior to any gluing. The glue must be epoxy too. This allows for a very well glued hollow blank thus eliminating the need to use resin. After I shaped it up and oiled it I look around real closely to find any tiny holes and stuff mr zoggs in. It's so easy and natural. Please like us on Facebook hwsblanks.com

    Email thedude@hwsblanks.com

    Get yer fully inclusive wooden sculpture shaping kits today kids. U can draw on these blanks too with oil based pencils then oil over it to seal. This is the easiest and most practical shaping experience fact.

    Help support the dude at hws blanks dot com.

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    it looks really nice, i like it.

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    I tried to send you a PM. How do you put the fin boxes in? Looks so clean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Good luck with venture. It's a good idea.
    What wood are you using to make the blanks?
    I'm about 1/2 way thru my first chambered board. I've a lot of time and effort into it and I'm not even at the stage of your blanks yet.

    Cal

    Thanks Cal, the blanks are constructed from chambered stringers that are cut directly from cedar 2x8 or 2x4 depending on the component template. We glue the component parts in jigs using WEST system epoxy with added WEST fillers to make the epoxy more like a mayonnaise consistency. The wood and the epoxy glue up makes these blanks solid and enables the wood to be the pressure capsule versus laminated cloths and resins. We let the wood do the work. After waterproofing the wood the board holds pressure very well and it repels water because of the oil. I have had no leaking problems yet, but like any surfboard maintenance is key. and A flooded HWS is not a dead HWS , just open the vent, allow it to drain and dry, then look for entry h20 point and smear some wood glue in, I've filleted with surf wax with phenomenal results. Its soo Natural! Cedar is also so good for this natural approach, cedar is the best i think, not the lightest but such a stable and resilient material.

    HWS Blanks strives to enhance watermen ethics by teaching how to shape and maintain your beautiful natural chambered board. Its affordable too. we will be up on youtube soon!

    Were all about High Tech with a Soft Touch.

    post some pics of your chambered blank on this thread id love to see

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    I love Amish surfboards!!!

    Keep up the good work!

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    Those look good.