so i got the gflex epoxy nathan uses on his stuff, seems like the best of all worlds. The company west system actually encourages experementation with their products then to report back to them so they can help other folks with their projects. so i made 2 pfs blanks to be referred to as twins seperated at birth, one is staying with me and one is going to live in brazil with BV. they are oak/purpleheart cut on the bias with 1/4in aluminum plate as the backside of the fork. my good laptop crashed so i can't post pics yet(backup laptop is just tihs). If anyone has experience or tips with gflex, lets hear it. I did the "abrade through wet epoxy" method as explained in the directions pamphlet.