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Building a windsurf board out of wood
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westender



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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Location: Portland / Gorge

PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craftsmen and artists do it for the Art and satisfaction of doing it. Some of the things they create are too nice to use. I would never make a board for that reason. You can buy nice ones for way less than the cost of materials.

Gotta give them credit for trying.
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keycocker



Joined: 10 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen several completely wooden cars down to the seats only metal axles and wheels and engine/trans.
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outhaul



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find this interesting, anything new on this topic?
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superkraut



Joined: 18 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have enough Cedar strips left over from this canoe to build me a windsurfing board - thinking light-wind 140 liter, hollow, of course, with some laminated ash frames. Should come in at around 20#, if the canoe is any indication
http://www.boardlady.com/sanssouci.htm
LOVE the sounds hollow boards make at speed!
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rollerrider



Joined: 26 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wood is best left for boats, kayaks and chittychittybangbangs.
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swchandler



Joined: 08 Nov 1993
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eva, what a beautiful canoe. A lot of hard work went in to that baby.

Love to see the photos of the sailboard when it's done.
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superkraut



Joined: 18 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, Steve! just got to find the time - I would never have dreamed that retirement was so busy - how did I ever find time to work??
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maxdownhaul



Joined: 04 Aug 2011
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please find the time Eva. I would love to see what you come up with.
As has been mentioned wood is best left for furniture and boats is probably true, if you want the ultimate performance. However it is about the challenge and satisfaction of creating something a bit unique that looks better and actually does perform as well as most mass produced boards even if a bit heavier. Using WRC the board would be more than 20# for a 140 l board. On my builds using paulownia instead of WRC with 5 mm skins, 4mm ply frame and 6 oz glass the weight worked out at about .9 kilos per 10 litres on boards up to about 80 litres.
Start building soon and please post pictures of the build.
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