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Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« on: December 02, 2016, 02:05:06 PM »

These were posted over on the Breeze.








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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 09:41:41 PM »
A most interesting and informative set of board building videos. I found it most enjoyable to watch.

Thanks for taking the time to post all three videos.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016, 12:03:51 AM »

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016, 06:59:51 AM »
Really good stuff. Jimmy has his own unique approach. Some very interesting ideas. I wonder why he doesn't just do vacuum bagging though--it's a bit more work and materials, and I've tried the barrier-only approach a few times, especially for small stuff, but I sure like the lower weight and better incorporation of the layers. He probably simply likes his own approach and it certainly works for him. It's not money, that's for sure. Jimmy lives a relatively simple life and I doubt anyone in the world sells a lot more boards.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 08:22:15 AM »
Gotta say this was one very generous gesture from Jimmy Lewis. Most people at his level in any given industry would never provide this sort of demonstration/education to plebs.  Building boards may not be curing cancer but information like this is gives us - boarders - a better sense of our roots.  Great stuff.   Badger ..you should put this in General Discussion for wider exposure.   It's one of the better recent postings.

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 10:01:06 AM »
Fantastic
Great to see how it is done from the best in the biz

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 12:53:53 PM »
Great video series. I totally appreciate Jimmy spending the time to do this. I learn a little from every glasser I know, but there is always more than one way to do anything. I don't know if poor man's V-bag is the appropriate title. Kinda. .. If he had wet tabled the fabric first, the plastic cover would have less effect. Vacuum bagging creates a bond between layers and sandwich composites that can't be reached by merely sticking plastic to the the wet epoxy at the same atmospheric pressure.
At first the title led me to think he has a technique to creating sandwich composites by some simple means.  But instead, IMO he's making up for not wet tabling. Probably saving on some sanding time too. Surf boards and some custom standup surf boards, V-bagging is not common. With longer Sup's especially racing boards V-bagging is a must to keep the strength up, the weight down and get the fabric and composite materials to fit tight into the odd contours of racing boards.
The videos explain the difference between micro balloons and Cabosil, and when to use them. A ton to be learned from these Videos,  and Jimmy does a great job explaining them in layman's terms.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2016, 01:17:08 PM »
Very insightful especially the rocker line jig he uses. Great way of insuring the board retains the all important rocker when glassed. He may not use a vacuum bag setup as it would require a more elaborate jig to prevent the rocker from changing.

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2016, 01:25:45 PM »

There should be one or two more on the way. Stay tuned.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2016, 01:38:36 PM »
Vacuum bagging in a whole added process that requires special equipment, special ply products and technique. I just got a pump for V-bagging. I'm going to have to get some peal ply and bagging material.  Probably crush a bunch pieces of test foam before I get it figured out. 
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2016, 01:51:59 PM »
His website has kind of flourished this year as his kid Marlon has started keeping an eye on it, changing things for the better there it seems......personal service as well.
  just a shameless plug for good stuff from a fan

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2016, 02:10:44 PM »
Mad skills.  Cool to see a true expert zoom through a complex project.

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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2016, 06:56:29 PM »
Jimmy is such a pro and makes it looks so easy.  Awesome tips.
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2016, 02:58:13 AM »
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Re: Jimmy Lewis board construction videos.
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2016, 04:33:02 AM »
Sweet!

 


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