Hello all. I've been a bit of a lurker on the forum while I get my act in order and start my 11' SUP build. I'm just outside of Savannah, Georgia, and have limited woodworking experience. I started cutting the ribs in May and due to family obligations (aka kids' activities) it's taken me until now to start gluing on the rails. I decided to use the smaller triangle approach on the rails because I thought it would be easier to bend. As I glued on the 2nd triangle on each side today I noticed the stress is pulling the bottom planks away from the spine. I'll keep moving forward in hopes that it doesn't get any worse. Im using Gorilla glue but it's non-expanding. I'm sure I'll be back with progress pics and more questions.
Im working on reducing the size of my photos so I can attach them.
First step in the process of a new project is to procure some new tools. I found this planer on the local FS forum and picked it up for a steal. It needed a little TLC but is now working perfectly.
I got all the bottom planks split and planed, and tried a few different layouts of the planks. I ended up with this. I may try something different when I get to the top planks.
And finally (only took a few months to get to this point) I have started gluing things together. It's definitely taking more coordination and swearing to get everything together but I'm learning. Net I'll start gluing on the rail triangles. We'll see how that goes.
Post by juliangibraltar on Aug 23, 2014 13:06:35 GMT -5
Looking excellent! Yes it can take a long time but worth it in the end....mine was "born" over a 9 month period!! Keep the photos coming and good luck with the rails, definitely go with the smaller 8 rail set up, theres less swearing!
I've hit a bit of a stumbling block on my build. I've completed building up the rails on one side and will complete the rail on the other side next weekend. So I started splitting some more wood to get the top ready. But 1/2 way through a board, I burned up the motor on my table saw. Now I'm in search of a new saw. I have a circular saw and thought about using that with a guide. Not sure how it will work. The other option is a new table saw or band saw. Which would work better for splitting 12' boards?
Post by jensen1031 on Sept 30, 2014 8:30:06 GMT -5
Redgreen - In my opinion only, I would recommend the table saw simply out of versatility. I am not as proficient with the band saw, but I have hard time making a laser straight cut with that machine. In any other wood project, i find myself using the table saw 3x more than the band saw so may be better to put your money there.
That said, to play devil's advocate you would get much less waste on the band saw. I lost about 1/8 inch due to blade width.
Check out my pics on the NJ build where I showed the ripping jiig setup with the 12' output. I was able to cut the couple pieces fairly easily. Took about 1 hour setup to make a 3 minute cut.