Chris from Portland sent us this picture of 11′8″ Sequoia SUP that he built with Taiyo’s frame. Impressive job, Chris!
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Here’s the update on 11′8″ SUP. It might be hard to tell from the pictures, but this thing is HUGE!! Since my rocker table is 12′ long, 11′8″ would be the longest I can do, and this SUP is going to be that length. Surprisingly, though, this board feels really light for how big it is, at least for now. I think it’s due to the hollow construction; the bigger the board gets, the more similar it gets weightwise to the foam one.
Glueing wood planks together can be a stressful job. Each plank is about 1/4″ thick and at least 8ft long. You have to apply glue on the 1/4″ sides of each plank, and sometimes for more than 15 of them, as quickly as you can so that the glue won’t set or run off. The following method might help you get the job done without much hassle.
In the movie, Sprout, the wooden board builder Tom Wegener talks about mulching trees with his wood shavings. To produce less waste is one thing, but what he really enjoys, I think, is to know that the boards he builds eventually go back to where they come from – Trees.