Post by apauly1954 on Aug 12, 2011 15:14:31 GMT -5
Hi Chad, I'm about to start the 9'2" Classic Longboard with spoon as I want to be able to noseride. I have a question about the rocker jig length. I assume as the board is 9'2" long & has 13 ribs/spars, that the rocker jig would need to be at least 9' long & have 13 cross pieces at 8" centres so that each rib/spar is supported? I guess it's kinda obvious but just thought I should check that I'm correct? Thanks, Paul
Hiya Chad, Well I built my rocker jig. Not quite finished yet as I now need to trim & shim to the bottom chord of the spine. But being a trade certified carpenter/joiner I have, according to the missus, over engineered it. She reckons you could re-build the 'Titanic' on it! I tried to post some pics of it for you but they were over 1,024.0 KB & wouldn't upload. I'll get my daughter who's the IT expert round here to sort it out soon. Also I thought a wooden surfboard should have a wood leash plug NOT plastic so I made one out of African Red Mahogany with some 5mm brass rod to tie to but couldn't upload the pics of that either due to size but I'll get that fixed & attach ASAP. Paul
Post by TimelessSurf on Aug 16, 2011 8:22:34 GMT -5
Well, the rocker jig is very important so that's a good thing, right? That's cool that you made your own leash plug as well, the other option is to glass a clear "leash loop" with strands of fiberglass. That looks pretty classic as well. I can wait to see the pics! Chad
Hi Chad & everyone else, Here's what I've done so far. A bit out of order from the manual as I haven't glued up my skins yet, but made the skeleton so I could get my rocker jig trimmed & shimmed to exactly the rocker of the spine & the spoon of the ribs for the spoon nose. Here's the pics of my progress.
Post by apauly1954 on Aug 21, 2011 13:50:29 GMT -5
Thanks for the compliment Chad. As you said the jig is most important as its what denotes the shape & size the finished surfboard.
It was actually easy turtle coz I'd glued up my spine & spars/skeleton so I just scribed the shims off the spars with a pencil & cut them out on the bandsaw (a handheld jigsaw would do it too) & planed to exact shape with my tiny block plane. I'm really happy with the result.