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March 7, 2009

LAMINATE THE SECOND SIDE of CURLY/BALSA LIMITED EDITIONS

Filed under: Harbour

Dean’s Limited Edition 1 of 5 has been pasted with a fill coat of resin on both sides and had a layer of 6 oz. glass applied to the bottom.

A closer look at the beautiful Balsa

The rough edge of glass from the bottom must be smoothed out so the top layer goes on with no lumps under it.

This is further smoothed by hand sanding

Now the resin is poured on.

Greg Martz begins to press resin into the fiberglass cloth.

This is how the rail glass is wetted out.

Greg lifts the board (well over 50 lbs. by now) and cleans up any loose strands of glass.

The Limited Edition logo is placed on top of the glass and another small layer of glass is squeegeed over it.

NOW IT’S TIME TO WORK ON TODD’S LIMITED EDITION 2 of 5

The glass wrapping from the bottom is ground smooth.

A termite hole must be filled with resin that has just jelled.

A worm hole must also be filled.

The fiberglass cloth is pulled onto the board.

The resin is poured onto the cloth.

And the squeegee pulls the resin down the board.

Greg tucks the wetted glass around the rail.