Other DIY: Indoboard and handplane

Yeah, sorry, not much urbexing lately. Been keeping busy with some other hobbies though and thought I’d share some which are somewhat related because it’s DIY stuff.
First project was an indboard. I already have a regular indoboard which does not even qualify as project in my book but I wanted to build a rockerboard which is a bit more difficult. Sorry guys at indoboard, your products are awesome but these things are way to expensive. 4 Layers of 4mm plywood, couple of clamps, loads of screws and a drainpipe (which I now have in different sizes) and there you go!

All clamped up, first 2 layers

All clamped up, first 2 layers

3rd layer added, screws to keep it tight

3rd layer added, screws to keep it tight

the final indoboard, here you can see the curve

the final indoboard, here you can see the curve

the final indoboard

the final indoboard

The second project was a handplane, used for bodysurfing. I actually made this quite a while ago, even before the indoboard but never really got around to using it. Tried it in Lanzarote in october a year ago but didn’t work out, no good waves. Last october in Portugal I did have some fun with it. Small waves but very nice. Didn’t have good fins though since I was travelling light (or trying to). It’s made from 2 layers of plywood, has concave on the back 2/3rds and the front part has rocker. I first submerged the boards in water and let them soak, then clamped them together and let them dry. After that I glued them and clamped them again. Some final sanding and painting and ready!

the 2 layers clamped together

the 2 layers clamped together

the blank

the blank

final handplane

final handplane

rear view

rear view

front view

front view

trying to show the rocker and concave but it's not easy

trying to show the rocker and concave but it’s not easy

 

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