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    Here is my latest board. Started as a fish, but ended up as a 6'6" egg. Unfortunately, I am terrible and don't take pictures while I build. Rails are cedar bead and cove. Decks are cedar and redwood book matched. Huge tail block is also cedar and redwood. Nose is pine, I think, its a bunch of shims glued together and shaped.
    Full board Fun logo I definitely didn't steal.

  • #2
    Looks like it will be a fun ride....cool logo as well!
    Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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    • #3
      I can't take credit for the logo. I borrowed it from one of my favorite tv shows. Its a fake drink ad in futurama.

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      • #4
        Nice work. How did you get the logo onto the wood. It doesn't look like it's printed on rice paper.

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        • #5
          Printed on an overhead transparency sheet and then transferred with a scraper. This is a great write up on it. I just substituted a transparency sheet for freezer paper because its easier to feed through the printer. Also you have to experiment with your printer settings to get it to come out nice.

          http://www.instructables.com/id/Image-Transfer-to-Wood/

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          • #6
            Picture time!

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            • #7
              Want a S'more?
              S'more what? I haven't had anything.
              S'more pictures!

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              • #8
                Waxed and ready for the beach. Hopefully there is some surf this weekend.

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                • #9
                  Good luck with weekend surf....looks like that will be a fun board to ride!
                  Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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                  • #10
                    Thanks man, I am lucky enough to live in Hawaii. Summer surf is less good, but its still surf.

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                    • #11
                      Finally surfed it. Surf was ok, the board was a bit tail heavy from the larger than average tail block I assume.Finally surfed it. Surf was ok, the board was a bit tail heavy from the larger than average tail block I assume.

                      Bad news is when I got out of the water I heard the dreaded sloshing of water. Pin hole leak found in one of the knots. Kinda a bummer, but I found someone wanting a nice piece of wall art. Long story short, I have a bit of capital to fund my next build. I am thinking of a 9' classic longboard. I'm trying to find a hunk of mango and do book matched mango decks with a lighter color wood accents, probably ash.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phillipjohnw View Post

                        Bad news is when I got out of the water I heard the dreaded sloshing of water.
                        I experienced this ugly sound 3 times by now... 1time with unglassed paulownia which leaked in the factory glue lines. This board went into my fireplace, (see construction failed thread), second time, when my african surfteacher took my my hotcurl without asking and without closing the valves (see hotcurl thread), last time after plane transportation damage which I overlooked... (see hot luzy thread.)

                        These are the main reasons why I stuffed my new board with low water absorbant building foam, see my new project. If this helps to eliminate this sound, my upcoming contruction will rely on this method. If filling with foam, I reduce the wood strength, and can use less epoxy so the overall impact is quite the same. Hope to never have water in my boards again...

                        Sorry for the board and the work which went into it.
                        Last edited by Olddude; 04-16-2018, 10:30 AM.
                        The best surfer is the one with the biggest smile on his face...

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                        • #13
                          I’ve had this happen a couple of times...if the interior of the board has been sealed you’ll be happy to know there is a fairly easy solution. This just happened to a board my brother built...he got a bit careless around the vent install and we surfed it in really excellent kiwi beach break surf and we’re looking forward to a second day of the same, and then, oh no!...THAT sound!:-( Since it was the only board I had when I was on my NZ trip we HAD to get it fixed by the next day. I cut a 2” x 2”
                          hole near the nose as an air intake and bored a 1/4” hole in the tail to drain the water. Luckily my bro already had a dehumidifier that we used to extract air out of the interior of the board via the vent and drain hole. We used a flex hose taped to both the 2 x 2 hole and the intake face of dehumidifier....by the next morning it felt dry on the inside and we just epoxy glued the 2x2 piece back in....used the board for another three weeks...didn’t weigh any more than when it was first completed....take away? Almost anything is fixable and easier than starting over and also, cut limber holes (notches) into the frame so its easy to drain the water out the tail.
                          Randy http://clearwoodpaddleboards.com/
                          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuW...E0CzWCHvzwiVJQ

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                          • #14
                            That really sucks. As Randy said always seal the inside of the board.
                            I fell over backwards and put my bum through the deck of a SUP. Put a big hole in it and it was full of water. Nearly drowned swimming it ashore. But I wasn't going to loose it.
                            Since there was already a big hole it was easy to dry out. Glued some new wood in and it was fine. Used it for ages after. Until it started making scary cracking noises when I paddled it.
                            I also tape one side of any knots and dribble epoxy into them. Tape over all the knots,flip wood over and dribble epoxy in.
                            At least you have some money for a new project. So something good always comes out of something bad.

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                            • #15
                              That's to bad. I've built boards using pine. I stuck the nose of a longboard in a sandbar and flooded it. The bottom panel turned into a washboard when it dried out. I couldn't fix it. Maybe you'll have better luck. Drain it and hope for the best.

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