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Project by MJR posted 10-11-2019 06:19 PM 648 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started building the first board for myself but before I even got the parts cut a friend came along and wanted it, He just wanted it plain with his school logo and the Norse dragons, I added the pinstripe to make it look classic and not too plain. The stringer and ribs are pine plywood, The rails are pine and the bottom and top deck skins are pine I planed down to 7/32”. The second board, My board, Will be the same except it will have walnut and mahogany strips in the pine top deck as well. It is fiber glassed with 6 ounce cloth on the bottom and 2 layers of 4 ounce cloth on the top with epoxy surfboard resin. I gave it a 2 + 1 fin system but you can remove the small side bite fins depending on the surf or how you want to ride.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-11-2019 07:20 PM

Wow…those are super boards1 Nice detailed work on them….................Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 10-11-2019 07:42 PM

It’s hard to believe a piece of pine could look so good, nice job Michael

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 10-11-2019 08:20 PM

I have never seen a how a long board is made. That is cool!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 10-11-2019 08:36 PM

Holy smokes this is wonderful. Very well done! Beautiful board!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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therealSteveN

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#5 posted 10-11-2019 09:46 PM



I have never seen a how a long board is made. That is cool!

- Peteybadboy

Same here. I imagined some type of inner flotation fill to make them as buoyant as they are.

Cool boards. All I know of surfing is summers at West Gilgo Long Island at my Uncles place. All of the nephews were way ahead of me. I remember falling a LOT. It was the most fun I ever had while failing miserably….

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swirt

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#6 posted 10-12-2019 03:33 AM

Very cool seeing the process. Thanks for sharing all the images.

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MJR

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#7 posted 10-12-2019 12:09 PM

Thankx Dick!


It s hard to believe a piece of pine could look so good, nice job Michael

- recycle1943


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MJR

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#8 posted 10-12-2019 12:15 PM

No foam needed but I have seen board builders use a regular EPS or Poly foam surfboard blank and cover it with wood instead of building a skeleton.

I have never seen a how a long board is made. That is cool!

- Peteybadboy

Same here. I imagined some type of inner flotation fill to make them as buoyant as they are.

Cool boards. All I know of surfing is summers at West Gilgo Long Island at my Uncles place. All of the nephews were way ahead of me. I remember falling a LOT. It was the most fun I ever had while failing miserably….

- therealSteveN


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recycle1943

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#9 posted 10-12-2019 01:25 PM

congrats on the DT3, you certainly earned it on this build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Lazyman

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#10 posted 10-13-2019 03:41 PM

Very cool. More like boat building than a surfboard.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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MJR

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#11 posted 10-13-2019 05:42 PM

Thanx Again!


congrats on the DT3, you certainly earned it on this build

- recycle1943


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MJR

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#12 posted 10-13-2019 05:51 PM

Thanx, Kinda LOL I’ve built kayaks and canoes before, This is like shaping and fiberglassing a foam surfboard except instead of foam shaping tools it’s woodworking tools after you build it.


Very cool. More like boat building than a surfboard.

- Lazyman


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