Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

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Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:50 am

Hi guys I'm building waiting benches out of surfboards for my fair ride, I have to bold the boards to the bench frames and wanna use Larry's method doing this, you know routing underneath the glass, I can't find the thread can someone direct me to it??
thank you so much 8)



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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by wegcagle » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:45 am

Hey Peter!

I found some mention of it on page 220 of his build thread

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12976&hilit=Cracke ... start=2190

Basically he routed a hole in the foam and filled it with an epoxy plug and let the bolts harden in the plug with silicone release agent. Removed the bolts, put down the sole. Drilled, filled, redrilled. That way he was able to bolt the t top down to the sole/epoxy plug under the sole.

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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:31 pm

Most surf boards have Styrofoam cores and the glass is not that thick to keep them lite. May be easier to make "surfboards" out of lumber. Unless you can find some old wooden surf boards.

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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by peter-curacao » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:54 pm

wegcagle wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:45 am
Hey Peter!

I found some mention of it on page 220 of his build thread

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=12976&hilit=Cracke ... start=2190

Basically he routed a hole in the foam and filled it with an epoxy plug and let the bolts harden in the plug with silicone release agent. Removed the bolts, put down the sole. Drilled, filled, redrilled. That way he was able to bolt the t top down to the sole/epoxy plug under the sole.

Will
Thx Will, yeah I thought it was something like that but I thought he put it in drawings somewhere if I remember correctly :doh:
OrangeQuest wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Most surf boards have Styrofoam cores and the glass is not that thick to keep them lite. May be easier to make "surfboards" out of lumber. Unless you can find some old wooden surf boards.
Thx Orange but I already started so I have to make it work :wink:
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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:09 pm

Wow! Those look really great!

I have been patching up paddle boards all week and two of them look like they folded. I am not a big fan of anything that ends in board right now.

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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by Rogerdog » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:05 am

Hey Peter:

Search "allen wrench cracker" on the forum, and the second result is what you are wanting.

Basically, he drilled a hole where he wanted the bolts to come out of the sole. Then chucked the long arm of an allen wrench in his drill and fed the short side into the hole. Then he spun it and let the allen wrench chew the foam out of the hole. Then he vacuumed the foam bits out. Then he set the bolts in and poured epoxy around them. The result is a bolt with an epoxy tee under the deck.

Those surf board benches are cool.

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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by wegcagle » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:25 am

So that’s how he did it! Nice Wayne. For some reason I always thought he had predrilled the foam prior to putting the sole down. Using an Allen wrench is brilliant.

Peter, those benches are really cool!
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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by Jeff » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:30 am

Well done Peter!!! Jeff

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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:24 am

Thank you very much guys, yes Wayne this is what I was looking for thx 8)
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Re: Larry's method of bolting the T Ttop to the sole

Post by Dutch1 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:39 pm

Peter,
Be sure to spread out the load of impact where the frame will contact the board. That shell isn't too strong on a surfboard. It might be fine without it for an average person the way you have it now. But, the average people usually ride the rides not sit around watching others. Just my .02. You are a talented man. Love watching what you come up with for your projects.

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