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9'1 mandala tri plane hull - my first HWS! 
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Quite a bit of progress made recently, got all my bead and cove strips done using my home made router set-up, but difficult with the paulownia as it was inclined to crack in places but I only broke a couple of the strips so not too bad.

Also cut a few test pieces to check they would wrap the rail correctly and seemed to look ok, just need to get gluing now!


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Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:59 am
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Cool! Van looks tidy too :0)

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Ha ha, thanks mate, the van is another ongoing project which is suffering slightly from a lack of attention while I build the board!

Here are a few pics of where the vans at, I'm hoping I will have the van and the board done by this spring for a bit surfing and camping round the UK over the summer!


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Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:59 am
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Those wheels are sweet! Mine is kind of anti camper, NATO green with big chunky tyres.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw160utqsijhc ... 1.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/08kl9833154ub ... 9.jpg?dl=0
Rubbish pics but you get the idea. Painted it in the front street with a roller.

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Love it mate, they do make the perfect surf wagon!

Love the fact you painted it yourself too, I've heard of that being done with a roller and almost went for it myself but decided to get it done by a sprayer in the end.


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I thought people on here were exaggerating when they said you can never have too many clamps but they really weren't!!!


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Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:33 am
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Rails are coming along slowly as you can see from the pic below


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I noticed the tail section of the board was developing a slight twist as I was gluing up the rail strips, anyone else found this happens to them? I decided to clamp the board down firmly using the rocker table and clamp the tail into place exactly so hopefully as I glue up the remaining rail strips they will all help hold the board in the right shape.


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I've been struggling a bit recently with the weather as I am flying up the rail strips. The temperature has dropped to lows of around 45 degrees (less at night) so I have found my glue is taking much longer to dry, more like 48hrs instead of 24. In some cases it has not dried properly at all and when the clamps have been released the rail strips have lifted off the ribs in the tail or the nose where they are under pressure.

My solution is to try a heated electric blanket with some foil lined material which I am placing over the rail strips as they dry, tested it last night and so far so good, the blanket seemed to have raised the temperature just enough for the glue to properly dry!


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I'm really enjoying this. Lots of great innovation and the board is looking fantastic. Nice work reverse engineering the board. I like the way you made your rocker table so that the braces can swivel to stay flush with the hull as the rocker curves. I cant quite work out how you managed that but it's a great idea. Love the use of the electric blanket as well. I was a bit concerned when I first opened that photo and saw what looked like a body bag on the table! Also, it looks like you've cut your frame parts out of paulownia as well. That's going to help with weight management. I wish I could source some paulownia. I'll have to give that another go on my next build. Looking forward to seeing this build progress.

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