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 Post subject: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Just Finished doing all the inserts and all thats left to do is get a base grind and mount the hooks and nose clip.

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I tried to colour match as much as possible but some of the fill in work is a bit "outside the lines" :doobie:

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With a quick run through the stone grinder she will come up like new :headbang:

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It looks like its going to be a bit of a hand full to skin and I may end up skinning with the straight edges on the inside, but will test both ways.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:59 pm 
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firstlight wrote:
It looks like its going to be a bit of a hand full to skin and I may end up skinning with the straight edges on the inside, but will test both ways.
True, but the ride down sure will be fun! :rock: Nice work on the inserts and inner edge

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
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Nice craftsmanship on this one Adam! Not sure I could have the heart and courage to put one like this through the saw.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:12 pm 
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No worries there I have another!

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:26 pm 
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The end result
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Its starting to get cold here in the mornings and nights so winter is around the corner.

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
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Nicely done Adam :clap: May your winter be deep!

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
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that is so awesome. what a beautiful board. cheers to a good winter!

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
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How long dose it take you per board on average? They always look awesome!
i just trying some new side wall and no through hole stuff out not exactly happening quickly though.


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 Post subject: waterjet cutting
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Nice work Adam!

Hey Chris, I have all the CAD sorted now for the voile puck inserts and heel risers , so we could nail one beautifully with waterjet cut and save you a whole lot of hassle. I have another board to cut so how about I see if we can find a deal for 2 boards? Keeping it economical? and we could cut some nice durasurf base patches to epoxy back in on top of the inserts. You keen?

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 Post subject: Re: Winterstick DIY Swallowtail
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:32 pm 
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The boards take no time at all now that I know the process. If you are doing the inside edge take you time and practice on a few rock boards first. The sidewall is the tricky bit to get nice. I can normaly do one from start to finish in 1 1/2 days then I wait a while for the base to be re-structured at the tuners.
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 Post subject: Re: waterjet cutting
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:47 pm 
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richie wrote:
Nice work Adam!

Hey Chris, I have all the CAD sorted now for the voile puck inserts and heel risers , so we could nail one beautifully with waterjet cut and save you a whole lot of hassle. I have another board to cut so how about I see if we can find a deal for 2 boards? Keeping it economical? and we could cut some nice durasurf base patches to epoxy back in on top of the inserts. You keen?

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I got a new blade for the skilly and cut one up, came out sweet! thats was the easy part. Its doing the edge nicely thats tricky. I saw some pictures of ur profiles rich they look sweet.


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