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mcdonagh : board construction, 1964 
 Greg McDonagh :
"How Surboards are Made", circa 1964.
From...    Pollard,1964   Chapter Seven, pages 55 to 60

1. First Step : The foam blank, 3 to 3 11/2 inches thick, is sawn
in half to permit insertion of the reinforcing wood spar.

2. The wooden spar is inserted and the halves joined and glued.
Then it is placed in clamps to dry.'
3. After drying the blank is stripped 
and levelled with a plane, 
smoothing down the spar.
4. The surface of the blank is smoothed and
honed with this electric plane.
No paint is used until later.

5. The blank's edges are trimed on
an electric cutter, reducing the board 
width to 21 or 232 inches.
6. The blank is now sheathed in a double 
layer of fibreglass cloth impregnated
with Polyester resins.

7. The board's owe their tensile
strength to their fibreglass  skins,
here being glued into place.
8.  The fin is now added. It is shaped 
from solid sheets of fibreglass.
Customer's tastes in fins vary.

9. The whole board now is sanded 
and given a further coating of Polyester resin. 
This is called glassing. (sic, glossing)
10.  Apart from his own length,
width and shape, the customer 
can pick his own colour combination.

Pollard, Jack (ed.):  The Australian Surfrider
 K.G.Murray Publishing Co.P/L,142 Clarence Street ,
 Sydney Australia   1964  Chapter 7
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