Husky 1200 Masking Tape goes surfing.
Masking tapes can be used in thousands of places and in almost every industry.
I recently had the opportunity of watching a craftsman in action, using our 1200 masking tape in the manufacture of a surfboard. There was a lot more to it than I realised.
After selecting a suitable foam blank, there are a
number of important steps before you hit the water.
From power planers to sanding blocks, respirators to
rubber gloves, and of course, some Husky masking
tape, and we are ready to get started.
A template is used to mark out the shape of the board.
The shape is then cut out with a hand saw.
The blank surfboard is then shaped using various hand
tools, starting with a power planer, and then on to
selected rasps, planes and sanding blocks.
Final shaping and smoothing of the foam is done
using selected gauze grades.
Designs and artwork are added at this stage.
Darren then taped up and masked the deck,
using Husky tape of course, ready for laminating
with traditional surboard cloth and resins.
A razor blade is used to cut the resin to the tape line.
Once laminating of the board, both top and bottom
is completed, a new tape line is put around the edge of
the board, and resin is brushed up to the edge and left
to cure. The tape is then removed.
The surfboard is then professionally sanded by Darren
to achieve the grade of finish required.
Darren Burge is a traditional surfboard shaper and
glasser from the NSW Central Coast.
He learned his craft with some of the industry's finest,
and is shaper to one of Australia's best known surfers,
Darren's label dburge Surfboards has had many
successes, in both world competition surfing
and recreational surfing alike.
Darren is passionate about his product and always
selects Husky for his taping needs.