Author Topic: R&R of my Shaping Stands  (Read 4064 times)

jrandy

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2018, 10:45:11 AM »
I went to band the rails this morning. We are experiencing a snow and ice storm in the upper Midwest and power is flickering- so not the best time to run a tool at 15000rpm and expect to see what is happening. My wireless router also loses power and connection so the interweb is flickering too.

I am using an old Ryobi planer that I got for 12$ from a buddy who found it at a thrift store. It has the so-named 'Newleaf' modifications that replaces the factory click-stop mechanism with a faucet valve stem to give a continuous range of mostion over fewer degrees of rotation. Because of the small size of the space I find myself minding the vacuum hose and power cord with one hand so I end us using it at a fixed depth with the other.

There will be plenty of sanding and more than a little spackle on this one...
http://pushheretosavealife.com/
Be safe, have fun. -J

surfcowboy

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3460
    • View Profile
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »
Man, I hadn't been keeping up with this one. It's looking good man.

I need to start planning my next board now that my foil is getting closer to done. You've inspired me to go sand a bit on that in fact.

jrandy

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 03:31:48 PM »
Thanks BJ. I still get a little jazzed a little every time I see someone else make forward progress too.
The power stabilized and I added a couple zip ties to the vac hose and power cord to keep the power cord from catching on the stands. Banding is done to a level where I feel good about switching to sanding. I told my daughter another week until paint and that seems doable after today.
http://pushheretosavealife.com/
Be safe, have fun. -J

jrandy

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2018, 11:09:26 AM »
Putt...putt...putt...putt...

Finbox and plugs have arrived in the mail, HD foam inserts cut, board is starting to be glassed.
It might even be done in time to ride once this season.

http://pushheretosavealife.com/
Be safe, have fun. -J

SlatchJim

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 2578
    • View Profile
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2018, 11:22:37 AM »
hows progress coming?

jrandy

  • Sunset Status
  • ****
  • Posts: 437
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2018, 05:38:12 AM »
Hello SlatchJim, thanks for asking!
Progress has slowed to a stand still. Since last time I got the other side into its first layer of glass and then the fin boxes on the bottom and leash/bungee plugs an the top. I have not been doing well laminating on this one, lots of dry spots along the cut lap and trouble with relief cuts, hence the orange tape in the outdoor photo to show me where I need to sand, patch, etc. Some of this I would like to blame on the material set (7.5 oz mystery cloth, chunky board, and new brand of resin) or working conditions (messy car garage) but it's really an operator issue and I have totally missed the 24 hour re-lam/re-coat windows with epoxy that I would normally try to keep. Weather has turned here, first frost and rain and falling leaves, so I am at the point of either moving production indoors or waiting for spring. The board is currently on the wall racks in the house in the small room that was featured earlier in the thread.
http://pushheretosavealife.com/
Be safe, have fun. -J

surfcowboy

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 3460
    • View Profile
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2018, 08:29:07 AM »
Man, we ainít in a hurry, right? Itís supposed to be a hobby.

I just got back from a cross country work trip so Iím trying to get back to laminating myself. Keep at it!

PonoBill

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 21911
    • View Profile
    • Ponohouse is for sale. Great house but it's time for new adventures
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2018, 09:31:15 AM »
I'm done with Mystery cloth Screwed up two projects. Not gonna be three.
Ponohouse is for sale: http://www.ponohouse.com
Foote 10'4X34", SIC 17.5 V1 hollow and an EPS one in Hood River. Foote 9'0" x 31", L41 8'8", 18' Speedboard, etc. etc.

SlatchJim

  • Cortez Bank Status
  • *****
  • Posts: 2578
    • View Profile
Re: R&R of my Shaping Stands
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 11:00:16 AM »
Thank you Zone, for this thread and others describing shaping stand construction.  Just finished my (lame-ass) attempt at shaping stands this weekend, and somehow, due to no inherent talent possessed by this "carpenter," I somehow made a pair that are level, stable, at a workable height (second attempt) and in use.  Subsequently, I took the most uninformative picture ever taken to show off my accomplishment.    Yay Zone, useful internet content yet again!
« Last Edit: October 29, 2018, 11:02:02 AM by SlatchJim »