An 11" paddle board...at least when it comes time for clamping it should be ok for you. A word of advice, go into poisons thread and check out his rocker jig, I got jelouse and built one just like it, it is gonna make my life alot easier, it cost about 100$ to build but really think its worth it. Good luck and take your time.
Post by claytonplunkett on Jul 24, 2012 9:01:41 GMT -5
Ha ha ha look at that. That would be a short board all right. Oh well I am not the best 2 finger typist. Anyway I cut some ribs and drilled holes last night after work. The frame parts are getting done. I started going through my ceder looking for some good strips and boards.
I do have a question, how can I attach pictures to my reply so others can have a look? Sorry if this has been discussed before.
In the reply area there is a button Four lines up from the typing area that says choose file. Click that then find the file. If you have an iphone, Your problem might be you can't do this direct from an iPhone, you have to do it from a computer, and the standard iPhone camera takes pictures larger then the 1000kb max so you have to email them to yourself and shrink them down, this is the way I have found best to do it. Cheers.
Post by claytonplunkett on Jul 25, 2012 8:07:43 GMT -5
Let me try a test picture and see if I can make this work. If it does work this is a picture of the 11'SUP spine piece sitting on the work bench. The canoe in the back ground is waiting on the glass so I can move it and set up the table for the SUP. Well here goes, fingers crossed!
Post by claytonplunkett on Jul 26, 2012 19:43:38 GMT -5
definitely not the first wood and glass project. Actually I have been building strip sea kayaks and canoes for several years now. I found timeless Surf searching for an SUP to build and I am very glad I did. Chad has been extremely helpful from the first Email.
Anyway I finished cutting and drilling out the ribs. All the frame parts are ready to start now. I hope to start assembling the frame this weekend. Here is a picture of the ribs stacked up.
Post by claytonplunkett on Jul 27, 2012 11:15:46 GMT -5
I used the 5mm Luan from the Home Depot. I used it for the spine and ribs. The material had no voids anywhere that I cut. I was impressed the quality, it looked much better than I have seen in the past. The cost was just under 11 dollars a sheet. I had enough left to cut most of what I need for a Mini Malibu frame. Yea that's right already getting materials stocked for the next build.
Post by TimelessSurf on Jul 27, 2012 12:22:57 GMT -5
Looks good. Looks like you are going with a sold rail building method? I am curious to see how the luan spine will hold up, there is quite a bit of strain on the spine toward the nose and tail since it has to bend both the top and bottom deck, but the solid rails may act as additional outer stringers to help carry the load. Keep us posted, it looks like you are well on your way! Chad
Post by claytonplunkett on Jul 31, 2012 8:38:21 GMT -5
Thank, I got that canoe glassed and out of the way so I put up my build table and set up the frame. You are correct about strain on the center spine. I am building a little different than the rocker table system. With a background in kayak and canoe strip building I am comfortable with this system. What I did was mount the assembled frame onto a table and I will strip the deck and bottom 1 or 2 strips at a time. This puts much less stress on the spine and as the strips get glued into place they strengthen the frame preventing spring back. However it is a much slower way to build. I have a big stash of cedar strips already milled so that is also why I will build this way.
I will build the rails using strips. I will have a hollow rail but that is down the road, we will get there soon enough.
I want to say that Chad's system and manual are Excellent and a great way to success! If anyone is unsure please follow the manual for a successful build!
frame and table with first strips installed are in the picture.
Post by claytonplunkett on Aug 1, 2012 7:39:32 GMT -5
I was able to get some more done to the deck last night after work. This picture shows how I clamp or hold the strips to the frame while the glue dries. You can see the little wood clip that holds them. I have a small pile of those. I also use the green masking tape to hold them between the ribs. a word about the green tape, it is far better than the blue!!! the green tape by 3M sticks Great and has a little stretch to it so it acts like a clamp. Then peels off clean. The strips are mostly left overs from kayak builds from the past several years. This is a awesome way to use up those scraps don't you think?