Advise needed- am i being ripped off? / Begineer Shaper

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RussH started the topic in Friday, 20 Aug 2021 at 10:02pm

Hi,

I am looking to buy some tools for my first shaping project- I am planning to follow the instructions on greenlight surf supply website to construct a 7ft board EPS

What tools are best in the shaping phase a planer or numerous sanding grits/rasps (If using sandpaper is it better to use a power sander and attach cloth backed sheets/ or do this manually)?

Below is what i plan to buy- could anyone recommend if this is all needed?

Shaping Phase:
• RASPUTIN SURFBOARD FOILING RASP - PVC PLASTIC Greenlight 40.41
• G Shaping Rasp Greenlight 32.29
• Rail Runner Surfboard Shaping Tool Greenlight 50.24
• Flexpad Shaping/sanding block Greenlight 39.91
• Surfboard Shaping Foam Finishing Screen (150 Grit) Greenlight 2.63
• Surfboard Shaping Foam Finishing Screen Pad Greenlight 5.54
• Surfboard Stringer Trim Plane Greenlight 14.35
• SURFBOARD STRINGER SPOKESHAVE TOOL Greenlight 11.11
• Surfboard Shaper's "Tiger Shark" Sand Paper Greenlight 2.42
• Medium 60 Grit Sandpaper Greenlight 1.62
• Sandshark Surfboard Rail Finishing Screen Greenlight 3.82
• G-SQUARE SURFBOARD FIN AND OUTLINE LAYOUT MEASURING TOOL Greenlight 15.44
• Rocker Stick N/a 0
• Combination Square Amazon 8.99
• Pencil N/a 0
• Dust & Epoxy mask Amazon 20.99
• Protective Glass Amazon 0
• Surfboard Shaping Power Planer Greenlight 84.27
• Total 334.03

Glassing Phase:
• Resin Spreader (Epoxy) Greenlight 1.42
• or
• Rubber squeegee Greenlight 3.8
• Mixing Stick N/a 0
• 1Oz measuring Cup Greenlight 0.62
• 4Oz measuring Cup Greenlight 0.62
• Fibreglass Shears Greenlight 21.62
• Logo Rice paper Greenlight 3.96
• Masking Tape Amazon 10
• 4 inch chip brush Greenlight 2.56
• Razor blade N/a 0
• Epoxy Seal Coat Greenlight 5.57
• Scale to measure Greenlight 13.59
• Total 63.76

Fin leash plug phase:
• FINBOX INSTALL ROUTER Greenlight 65.99
• Powerdrill N/a 0
• Resin Thickener CaboSil Greenlight 6.2
• Resin Pigment (White) Greenlight 11.01
• Installl Dummy fin for Future Greenlight 20.19
• Future Style Fin Box Installation Kit Greenlight 68.14

Total 171.53

Sanding & Polishing/ Finishing
• SURFBOARD POWER SANDING STARTER KIT Greenlight 161.5
• Incl. 7" Variable Speed Surfboard Sander / Polisher 0
• 8" Medium Flexpad Sanding Pad 0
• (2) 80 grit Cloth Backed Sandpaper Sheets 0
• (2) 120 grit Cloth Backed Sandpaper Sheets 0
• (2) 150 grit Cloth Backed Sandpaper Sheets 0
• (2) 220 grit Cloth Backed Sandpaper Sheets 0
• (2) 320 grit Cloth Backed Sandpaper Sheets 0
• 8" Compounding/Polish Wool Bonnet Greenlight 22.37
• 8" WAFFLE FOAM SURFBOARD POLISHING PAD Greenlight 21.1
• Cutting Compound- Polishing Greenlight 7.4
• PURPLE HAZE SURFBOARD HI-GLOSS POLISH Greenlight 5.59
• 600-1200 Finishing Grit Greenlight 4
• Microfibre cloth Amazon 10
• Total 231.96

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wingnut2443 Tuesday, 31 Aug 2021 at 7:13am

Hey RussH, are you based in the US, since you're looking at a US based supplier?

If so, have you looked on Swaylocks? Do a search on there, you'll find a LOT of good beginner info. Just watch out for the grumpy old stalwarts.

If you're here in Oz, give the crew at Shapers a call. I found them to be REALLY helpful and understanding when I first started a few years back. https://shapers.com.au/

And, just FWIW, IMHO, no you don't NEED all the tools you've listed and can probably get away with a more condensed materials list too.