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by Grkite
Mon May 20, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Covering screw inserts
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: Covering screw inserts

Generally I was always avoiding of wax....if u use wax..you have to be very carefful not to use too much and also not to touch any surface on the board during application. Even with wax I had expoxy inside the inserts in case by case...maybe i didnt use too much. I always thought that when heatpress...
by Grkite
Mon May 20, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Pneumatics
Replies: 20
Views: 4243

Re: Pneumatics

Crazy idea....Make a wood mold for both sides and press one core well with thin aluminium sheets to take the form you have wiith the channels and concave. It is not easy and think the accuracy that will be needed inside the corners of the channels. Also have in mind the heat blankets bending/distort...
by Grkite
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck

Core prototype for wood hollow Kite Surfboard...from model to CNC actual cut.

Video link..below...too loud!!

by Grkite
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck

Yes that's right. I build custom kiteboards from scratch. So first comes the model. Now is in processess already. Really?...I actually buy my pawlonia sheets from Sweden.and I pay shipping at a nice price... Baltic Birch veneer and there you may find: http://www.junksupply.com/product/baltic-birch-v...
by Grkite
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck

I know...Now I am hollowing her "honeycombed"...:). I believe for that size (160/46/5 cm) whatever the materials, can't be below 2.7...correct me if I am wrong. But a wide range is 2.5kg..even to 5 Kg. So it will be great to achieve..3Kg :)
by Grkite
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck

Thank you. The core is around 1150 gr ..but the aim of the final with all layers is 3 kg ..optimistically
by Grkite
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Kite Surfboard - wood hollow with pawlonia deck

Hi, I probably have to build a site outside Facebook ....since I present all my boards in my personal profile and FB site. There you can also watch relevant 3D videos of the boards. To answer your question, I am going for partly honeycomb woodcore and poplar and pavwlonia decks..cork sheet on top of...
by Grkite
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Custom kite board
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: Custom kite board

Hi,
If you want it in wood/hollow ....I may knw someone...
by Grkite
Sun May 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Board restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 6757

Re: Board restoration

Nice..wear them. .:) And.two things that may help..is to try to level as same as the rest ptex around the spots under repair while you puttying the peanut butter... Clean well after grinding b4 epoxying..I use alcohol..clean! This will make your bonding better. ... And let dry for four days min befo...

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