DON’T MESS WITH THE BLOND Hi, everybody! I’m Ira and today I’m going to make a surfboard It’s balsa wood It’s a very rare wood It looks like extruded polystyrene foam but polysterene has a porous structure here we deal with wood grains Usually surfboards are made of expanded polystyrene On the advice of the experienced surfers the volume of the board shall be not less than 40 litres Vova, I’ve gained 600 g! from the morning 6,8 kg It’s the total weight of the material By converting we get 54,4 litres It seems that balsa also gained 100 g after lunch It’s so soft! Unbelievable! Try it! I need to make 4 sections with further angle cutting Wonderful! I use metal angles to prevent planks from raising up QUESTION-ANSWER Questions! You’d better eat more Nowadays guys like stocky-built ladies which are built for comfort Skinny girls look weird So, guys like them, really! I usually come out of my garage like an ash mummy and this girl is so neat I wish I could be the same I don’t know what you mean We’re going to move to Kaliningrad Is it a good place to live in? Our city is growing fastly Our city is awesome! Yesterday, Vova was really shocked by the Curonian Spit We have an amazing nature! and a perfect location Sometimes the weather is very changeable One has to get used to it But in general it’s great to live here Now I have an approximate shape of a board I’ve used angle cutting for each section The board shall be flexible approximately like this here I will glue two small bars to each plank to fix them thus it will be easier to join them with a clamp and to adhere them tightly The wood is very soft that’s why the end face of the bars should be glued It’s better if they’re securely fixed I leave them for a night to ensure that the adhesive is dry I don’t want to fuck it up DIY, well, if you are a carpenter, word up! Otherwise, I wouldn’t throw the table away but paint it and that’s all So, you should keep your word! If I had a log of wood and a circular saw I would make the same Please, give this man a log of wood and a circular saw I adore such comments I could make such table better or I could lay the tile better I could wire the lighting better It’s not a problem to watch a particular video on YouTube how to assemble a tap or make an epoxy resin table but you won’t be better than professionals I think it’s better to spend your time doing something you love and to succeed in it or just spend your free time with people you love For instance, in PROFI.RU app you’ll be able to find specialists for any work if you need to clean your apartment but have no time for this or put up a shelf find a tutor Whatever you want It’s very simple to find a specialist You shall leave an application with your particular specifications and wait for a feedback Or you can select a specialist you need from the list You can find a background info and work gallery in the profile You can ask a specialist any question directly in the chat I also have a profile here This is my work gallery It’s very convenient as I can chat directly with my customers and I can select an order which I’m mostly interested in I’ll leave a link to my profile in PROFI.RU app Visit it, look for and go to professionals! The bars are securely fixed now I left them for one night I have a slight height difference inbetween so called sliding base and tail To compensate it I’ll put a ruler glue thoroughly the joint as the end faces will absorb it, more than that, I use soft wood and then I clamp them My board is of smaller size We’ll see whether it works or not The nose is turned-up a bit higher than needed due to inaccurate cutting by the circular saw It was hard to get the desired dimension by angle cutting I remove the bars with a chisel The smaller chips the safer surface will be to which the bars are glued I’m going to cut slightly the edge with a jig saw and then I’m going to sand one half of the board I will use a template For this I have an old wallpaper I’m going to contour one half of the board The wallpaper is nice, isn’t it? Highly expensive How old is it? Quite old, I think older than me Instead of marking with a pencil I fold down the corner which I’ll cut later Finally we can remove this odd wallpaper Now I’m going to make the nose and tail thinner The thickness of the nose will be 2,5 cm a bit thicker than needed the tail will be 3,5 cm If it was wider I held it like this It always fell out of my hands as it was slippy I was blown with the wind I couldn’t move against it I’ve marked it according to the drawing I will straighten the surface at some points to get two lines in plane I’m going to mill the board now to insert the fins or so called keels In general plastic fins are considered as a bad style in the case of wooden boards but due to absence of an appropriate material for the fins and as balsa wood is too brashy we’re going to make it in the old manner I’m going to apply 2 layers of water-resistant coating with 12-hour interval between them for a proper absorption and then I will coat it with terrace oil I’m not going to use epoxy resin or fibreglassing cause I don’t want to loose that velvety effect and to cover it with any material The only thing is that the volume is not really enough in litres Let’s see how it will behave on water bearing my weight Vova, it’s too cold I don’t agree! Get into water! Is all this work we’ve done for nothing? It’s damned cold I’m always cold, it’s a problem of mine I need a winter wetsuit I couldn’t do it because, firstly, I was to cold I can’t bear it anymore Secondly I think the board is too narrow and it’s very hard to keep a horizontal balance on it It always tends to turn upside down BUT I want to remake it I want to surf on this board I hope we’ll do it next season People are on paddle boards there I had to make a paddle board instead! Why did I prefer a surfboard? That’s all Bye-bye!