I have a wakesurf that I am trying to complete. I made the blank out of leftover 1# EPS (16kg/m3) and it has twin 3/8" (9mm) pine stringers about 6" (150mm) apart. A buddy gave me a stack of veneers, 1/32" (.8mm) pine,maple, mahogany, walnut, and a couple mystery pieces. Some are flat, some are wavy, and some looks corrugated to the point that pressure might not flatten it.
So I am thinking about covering the bottom of the ragtag, glued-up, knot and spackle-ridden, overly stiff lil’ buggar with veneer between glass and resin. The mahogany is about 4"(100mm) and edges are trued. The other pieces are larger and need trimming. If I run a mahogany piece midpoint rail-to-rail and then midline nose-to-tail, I can fill in the remaining quadrants with a single piece each of the pine or maple. These pieces are flat but do not drape flat to the board.
Assets: blank, epoxy resin, veneer, glass E-cloth in1.4, 4, and 6 oz/yd (50,135,200 g/sm), simple vac bagging setup and comsumables, and no expectations other than hoping to learn something and complete something
Liabilities: no rocker table, no experience with skinning or bagging surfboards
Current idea it to true the veneers, glue the edges carefully with Titebond III, and cut out the veneer as an insert maybe 1 1/2" (60mm) in from the outline of the board. Then I would do the deck lams first as a free lap onto the bottom, baste and sand flat to bottom, and set up the bottom as a cut lap of the top layer of bottom glass onto the rail with the veener stopping short and the inside layer of bottom glass ending up past the veneer but short of the cut lap.
I am open to other ideas but want to use the materials on-hand.
Questions, based on the current materials and plan:
How much oz of glass to use on the bottom under and over the 1/32" veneer?
Would lamming/curing the deck first allow me to vac bag the bottom without damage (no rocker table)?
3.Would it be better to vac bag the bottom as free lap foam-glass-veneer, and then do the outer glass as a cut lap hand layup?
Pics of stuff enclosed. I told myself that this and the Blake (done except for vent hardware) need to get finished before I start another. Thanks, J