Re: Shaping 1st Surfboard
There is a lot of general information on shaping surfboards, but not a lot of detailed information. I posted about asking how different shapes change the board. To just build one board, you don't need too much. To make a whole bunch of great boards, you need professional equipment.
For just one board, to build at home, you only need a surfboard blank, fiberglass cloth, fiberglass resin, plastic spreader, 6-12 small brushes, disposable gloves, a sturdy table, scissors, razor blade, ruler, pens, sandpaper, sanding tool, hand saw, 90 degree angle, angle measure.
Some of that you can skip if it is okay to have some flaws. First you decide what shape you want. Draw it out. Then, you get the blank closest to it. Cut it out close. Then sand it to the shape you want. Then you lay the cloth down, cut the cloth. Then you laminate it. Then you hot coat it. Then you sand it smooth. Depending on what equipment you buy, you either add the fins before or after glassing, and the same with the leash plug. I've seen some tutorials on the web. Search for it and you will find some too.
Don't expect your first board to come out like the one you can buy in the store!