Monday, July 24, 2017

Outside stringers

There are lots of ways to build a wooden surfboard.  It's been trial and error for me for the last 10 years.  My first boards were mostly longboards and were heavy.  Then a friend got me started using balsa wood and that changed everything.  Now I'm using paulownia, balsa, red cedar and luan ply.

For my outside stringers I mill red cedar to 1/4" x 1/4" and wet it down for an hour.  The wetting makes the cedar much easier to clamp and glue in place.

The outside stringers add a lot of strengthen to the frame and give a stable surface to glue the rail strips.

I do both lower ones and let them dry overnight.

The next day the upper were glued and clamped.

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