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    Walnut Surf Board


    SONICJK
    • Cost: (unspecified) DIY or Professional Install: I installed it / created it Material used: Wood

    I decided I wanted to make a surf board. I was bored and thought it would be a fun thing to make. 


    I started with a glued up walnut slab that I already had (My company makes wood countertops)
    Since I have virtually no knowledge of surfboard design I winged it and drew it up in CAD after a little research. 

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    I then threw it on the CNC and got to cutting. All this could be relatively easily shaped by hand as there aren't a lot of curves, would just be a little more time consuming. 

     


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    Made a rough cut and then switched to ball nose and made a final pass. Walnut sands pretty easily so I didn't bother going super fine on the cut as the cut marks sand out easily. For a harder or more close grained wood you can step down the stepover on the bit and get an almost smooth surface, it just takes a lot longer. 

     


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    From there it's a bunch of sanding. A bunch of sanding .

     


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    A little epoxy to fill any cracks and imperfections:

     

     


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    I then epoxied the whole things with a light layer to help with sealing. As a first go I didn't want to go to the trouble to glass it. 

     


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    From there I CNC'ed out for a center fin (board is too shallow for the side fins using these Futures fin boxes) 

     


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    Then sprayed with a Urethane clear and tossed on some grip:

     

     


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    First test was fairly successful, it's a little slow but very stable and easy to ride!

     

     


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