Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The wooden nugget

 This is Torten Koflers current project, a 7’6” x 22 1/2” x 3 1/4” big guy nugget. HWS method with solid rails. Designed on AKU Shaper using Hollow Board Template Maker for the templates.
 6mm paulownia for ribs, stringer, deck and hull. 5mm paulownia for rail bands. 4mm paulownia for the inner rail band as it’s easy to steam and bend.
 The steam iron at work.
 Stringer and ribs are laminated with 4oz glass and epoxy resin for extra strength and to avoid splitting.
 Taking shape and looking good.
 Frame complete and ready for skins
"Next step is the deck and hull skins. Feeling a bit more experienced since I destroyed my first board with the vacuum bag. Learning heaps particularly the upper limits of my character."
Building a wooden board is a great learning experience for anyone. Very character building for most of us .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nicely bent around nose and tail there Torsten. Nice clean work.