Surfboard Shaping and Glassing

Front Cover, 2007 - Surfboards - 48 pages
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"Surfboard Shaping and Glassing" is the fast and easy way to master the art of designing and building modern, high-performance surfboards. This definitive guide provides detailed and clear instructions along with scores of pictures, charts, and illustrations at every step of the building process. All that is needed to begin creating surfboards are a good attitude and some readily available tools and materials.Drawing on decades of design evolution based on the work of scores of master shapers, the book guides the shaper in choosing the correct shape and measurements needed to tailor the surfboard to a given wave type and surfer. The shaping process is then detailed. Time honored techniques usually handed down from master to apprentice are exposed in detail. It also details the steps needed to permanently seal a shaped surfboard using fiberglass and resin. After fins are added, the result is a complete, high-performance surfboard comparable in quality to even the most expensive brands.

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From what I've read so far, this book is very informative, & ideal for someone like me who wants to start shaping boards for myself.
Where can I buy the book & what is the cost.
I live in Cape Town, South Africa
Martin Bester

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____________________ Glasser ____________________ ____________________________ ____________________________ Shaping ____________________________ Shaping Specs 1.___________________________ 2.___________________________ 3.___________________________ 100 grit sandpaper 2.___________________________ 3.___________________________ 4.___________________________ 6.___________________________ 7.___________________________ 8.___________________________ 7.___________________________ 8.___________________________ 9.___________________________ 8.___________________________ 9.___________________________ 10.__________________________ 9.___________________________ 10.__________________________ 11.__________________________ block planer bottom rail bottom):___ Hotcoat Y/N Catalyst circular sander Clark Foam Comments and Measurements Completed ___/___/______ Shaper curve Date Completed ___/___/______ deck deck):___ Layers bottom):___ degree angle electric planer epoxy fiberglass cloth Fin Control Systems funboards glassing process Grade:______________________ Layers deck):___ grit sandpaper __ hand saw hot coat layers of fiberglass MEKP midpoint mixing bucket nose and tail nose rocker nose width Notes ____________________________ ____________________________ polyester resin quarts 10 cc Report Shaper’s Notes rice paper Sanding Agent Shaper ____________________ Glasser Shaping and Glassing shaping bay shaping rig Shaping Specs Density:_____________________ shortboards smooth Specs Density:_____________________ Grade:______________________ squash tails squeegee Stringer:_____________________ Glassing Specs styrene Styrofoam surf surface Surfboard Blank surfboard shaping surfer surform template thickness tool urethane widepoint

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