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Fibreglassing Time Lapse – Handy Surf Craft

Time-lapse and back story of fibreglassing Handy Surf Craft bodysurfing handplanes.
Fibreglassing Time Lapse
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The story behind the fibreglassing time lapse

Fibreglassing Time LapseFor ages, I have been meaning to shoot a time-lapse of fibreglassing the Handy Surf Craft bodysurfing handplanes.

I wanted to shoot it so I could play it back to find any way I could improve my processes in the workshop.

I started shaping and fibreglassing bodysurfing handplanes out of EPS foam about a year ago at the end of 2020. When I first started, I had no idea what I was doing. I made so many mistakes.

But with each mistake I made, I created a process on how to do it better, using as few materials as possible and in the best time doable.

In this video, I add a layer of fibreglass to the Handy Surf Craft, Hippy Trippy models, and a base coat to the freshly shaped foam.

*I don’t know what the ‘base coat’ actually is called; if you do, please let me know in the comments below.

This glassing run went OK – usually, there is always something going wrong. If you watch closely, I had the paintbrush still in the jar with Acetone. I forgot to prepare it – the only minor thing I missed, YEW! (Again, there are usually more extensive and more things missed. Must mean I’m learning)

If anything, I did miss; I should have been wearing my moon boot as I have a broken foot at the moment. The speed of the time-lapse hides my hobble, haha.

I will drop more fibreglassing time lapse videos like this from time to time with other parts of shaping and glassing the Handy Surf Craft foam series bodysurfing handplanes.

YEW!

Video song: The 6 Step – Off the unreleased album, BJ Bliss (Nah, just joking no album, just a collection of Garage Band mixes.)

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