Hi folks, I'm just in the planning stage of building my 11' SUP and want your advice on glueing the deck boards together. When I joint boards together for any carpentry project I'm working on I always try to biscuit joint it to add strength to the glued edges and increase the glueing area. Would it be worth doing this to my deck boards to try and prevent any popping or cracking when it comes to attaching them to the frame? Rob.
Post by vilanobeachsurf on Jan 23, 2013 16:38:18 GMT -5
Nope, biscuits are not needed, about the most you may want to do is to slightly plane the edges to account for the transverse curvature of the deck.
I used wide pieces for the bottom and the deck (3.5" to 5.5"), glued them together away from the frame, and then added the bones/structure to the bottom and glued it in. Then I took the deck and put towels soaked with hot water on them to bend them (wet side is outside of curve, dry on the inside). It didn't take long for it to bend correctly, added glue to the bones and put the deck on it and started clamping away! The deck did slide on me without me noticing until it was too late. The finished product only suffered visually from that though.
Most folks (and me on my next one) seem to be using thinner strips and then glueing them one by one to the top of the bones.
Post by bpalumbo159 on Aug 6, 2014 21:51:40 GMT -5
I glued my bottom skin together and when I hit off one of my clamping boards it cracked my center piece of cedar!!!!!! I spread the crack glued and clamped it. I hope it is ok that's a lot of time and money in wood !! Any one have any pointers!
Post by juliangibraltar on Aug 7, 2014 2:41:47 GMT -5
It shouldn't be a problem....but if you post some pics it makes it easier to comment when you can see the the size of break etc. From what i've read here and I think it was Chad who said it, as these boards are fairly solid and then covered in cloth and resin they are pretty solid crafts so these sort of fixes should be more than ok by the end.
BTW, I think once you start the build, if you post all your build comments on your original post in "Build and Finish" posts we can follow the build better and the sequence of Q&As will be easier to answer.....re your purchase of 4" strips that were actually 3.5" I dont understand, is that standard practice or because they cleaned the strips and took it down to 3.5! otherwise I'd ask for my money back, if I pay for 4" I want 4 " (cant imagine how disappointed my wife would be with that kind of maths )