Surfboard dinner table. #2: Making my own wave.

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Blog entry by mafe posted 01-26-2013 05:53 PM 5460 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Surfboard dinner table
Making my own wave.

So, back!
The title is inspired by the comment of Dr. Ken on the first part of the blog.

- and to get in the mood!

So in last part of the blog the board was layered up and cut to shape.
Now time for some serious sanding.
Rounding the edges and making the curves sexy.
Under my workshop there is an old basement where I can bring stuff to sand so my shop will not be covered in dust and so I spend a good hour with a belt sander until I was happy and looked like a snowman…

Next I got hit by impatience, so I masked up for the two stripes I want down the center for a nice retro look and painted with some spray-paint that I sprayed into the cap and applied with a brush.

And an open door for the smell…
Looks good yes?
The paint soaked into the wood and left something that really looked like an accident more than two stripes.

Ok back to the basement, sand the stripes of.
Bought some high gloss lacquer and some thick red paint now.

Ohhh yes and shaping the fin, love to use the draw knife.

And of course time for some beer, just found out there is a special beer shop just around the corner.

So a good glass of beer, my favorite is what we call half and half; half lager and half porter (dark beer).
- and yes the fin gets a coat of lacquer.

The board first gets a layer of thinned lacquer, also app half and half.

Second layer of lacquer, this time no thinning.

I will give it one or two more coats and then paint the stripes last this time.

Will be back soon with more and promise to post once it is installed.

Hope this can bring some inspiration to others, a joyride or two, who knows even some more surf tables.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 06:05 PM

Your just about ready to hang ten dude! LOL! That’s really going to make a great table.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#2 posted 01-26-2013 06:18 PM

Cool as usual, Mads.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 01-26-2013 06:39 PM

Too bad on the stripes but nice recovery! I’m sure the half and half was a big help ;-)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#4 posted 01-26-2013 06:48 PM

looking good so far, dang on the red strip, but you will get it now..break a wave…......and your sittin on top of the world….....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 01-26-2013 07:21 PM

I couldn’t get the video to play because it was blocked: however, I remember the song very well and know every word. Looking good Mads. I’d like to be able to share a bier or two with you on that new table. The spray can red might have worked if the wood were sealed real well first.


-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 01-26-2013 08:04 PM

It’s looking very nice Mads. Now I’m wanting to see it in your new place. Can’t wait!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-26-2013 08:35 PM

So cool Made.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#8 posted 01-26-2013 08:42 PM

Ditto what Mike said!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-26-2013 08:44 PM

even though the waves are huge at the moment
you have to wait untill spring with the installment ….. the water is toooooooo cooold …... Brrrrrrrr !!!
yes as the freind I can be ….the water is tested and found freeeezing cold …. starting the transformation
from liquid water to solid ice ….. brrr still not thick enoff to make the ice-cubes for longdrinks :-(


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#10 posted 01-26-2013 10:51 PM

I actually thought you beered the fin…

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#11 posted 01-26-2013 10:55 PM

Hi Mads
This is a very different design you are showing us her and I am watching with interest and am somewhat puzzled with your table .
Cant wait for the next installment of your blog and how you are fastening it around the post .

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 01-26-2013 11:01 PM

Lookin’ good Dude!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#13 posted 01-27-2013 12:16 AM

This is just soooo …............ Mads.

Great imagination, a big helping of joie de vivre, and excellent craftsmanship.

Looks just cool and fun.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#14 posted 01-27-2013 03:33 AM

Just COOL! Really COOL!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#15 posted 01-27-2013 01:38 PM

Great post Mads,

I love looking at every corner of your shop. Dust and all.

looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the base. a giant wave perhaps?

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