Glad to hear I’m not alone! For myself, I believe it really is about seeing everything come together and being so close to being able to ride one of my creations. And yes, the chaos of the glassing process is behind me and visions of riding waves on one of my boards are in front of me. Now keep in mind this is without any major disasters just yet. No devastating sand through-s, hideous wheel marks, etc. and this is only doing sand coat shortys. I might feel differently if I was doing immaculately glossed show room-wall hangers. On the other hand I have had plenty of other major disasters in the shaping and glassing process. Oops, I guess this board is to thin to ride, oops, I guess drinking beer inside the shaping shack next to the rack of finished boards is a bad idea, oops I guess I shouldn’t of shot a hot coat for laminating my fins on, oops I guess its not a good idea to glass when it’s a 105 degrees outside, oops I guess epoxy really does have to be 2 to 1,… etc. yeah, the list goes on. Wow, ok I feel better now that I fessed up to some of those, lol. As of right now though, it’s the life of a dust demon for me…
You have got to try a whole board, nothing else like it. And yes, some good music is the ticket. Some Miles, Coltrane, Monk, Zeppelin, Sabbath, or the Stones will do me just fine.
That might be a possibility seeing as how I live with in walking distance from your house now. See you in the water at the cliffs.
My hats off to you. While I do enjoy glassing the second most of the whole process (I know many of are shaking your heads in disbelief as this is the exact opposite order of board building enjoyment for what I would imagine would be the majority of people) I can’t claim it my favorite just yet as a I have so much more room for improvement. The micro bubbles still haunt me! lol. But tell you what, I definitely get the biggest rush from glassing with polye resin. The adrenaline really starts to pump as I measure out the cat in the bodi bottle, the resin hits the cloth, and the squeegee or brush goes into action. Epoxy seems so tame in comparison, although I have had my moments with it as well. lol.
I’m all about the sand coat shorty’s so that might have something to do with it. Now this business about doing it well, that’s a whole other matter all on to its self…lol.
That would be an honor as I have checked out some of my cousins Plus One boards, and your work is top notch! I do agree with what Adios said about it probably not being the same as sanding one of my own boards though. However I have been thinking about ordering up a couple “step up” boards from you (only if you let me sand them of course, lol!) for when the cliffs are bombing.
An interesting mix indeed!
Covered in particulate matter, Tony.