I have an old board that's not shaped really well and rides like $hit... I have never shaped a board before but I would like to acquire another hobby and try and shape my own board. Let's be real here, this might/probably is going to end in disaster but you don't know until you try.
Could I take a board and cut it down, pretty much reshape the whole thing? I would be using this old board as a blank/base and cut/sand/re-glass it into the creation I have in my head. I've done some glassing in the past but I would really like to create some sort of, as Dane Reynolds callls them, dumster diver. Anyone have any insight on this for me?
Yeah dude you can pull it off. I did that to an old byrne. In my situation I removed all the glass. The board was delamed all over so it wasn't a big deal. I re-shaped a 6' squash into a 5'10 swallow with a decent amount of taper. The board wasn't perfect but it rode decent.
You can take a utility knife and score a large checkerboard pattern. Then carefully remove each square one at a time. Getting the knife under the glass and slightly score till it comes up...should be able to peel it off by then. Like said previously be careful not to pull up some unwanted foam.
The board I did was severely delamed so it was real easy for me to get the glass off no problem.
If all goes well...you will have a decent shape to start from.
Last edited by Aguaholic; Jan 29, 2010 at 07:35 PM.
not really any sanding at all in stripping glass of an old board. I use a grinder or dremel tool with a lilttle cutting wheel attachment and just cut a few lines lengthwise along the entire board just barely through the glass and into the foam. Then just peel the glass off in long strips. THEN sand out the small divots. The rails are harder because the foam really clings to the glass and tends to pull divots. You have to reshape the rails anyway. Figure on losing at least 1/2" minmum in board width, and 1/4 inch in thickness from the old board to the new one.