Monday, September 28, 2009
" Well, The board is finished (at last) . I ended up doing all the glassing and final polishing myself, and while not as good as a professional job I'm glad that I did everything myself.
I've had a couple of surfs on it at the sandpumping jetty on The Spit on Sunday and Monday mornings. It takes a bit of getting used to and is of course heavier than my former fibreglass board it was modelled on.
I'm pleased with the result and will be surfing it regularly. I'm getting a lot of interest and questions from other surfers who want to know about the construction and what sort of timber was used. Now comes the task of tidying up the garage so my wife can put her car in there again.
Thank you for your help and advice and I look forward to seeing you at the next wooden board gathering if not sooner somewhere in the surf. "
Thursday, September 24, 2009
If you would like to do the same or buy a blank , get hold of Richard.
Friday, September 18, 2009
"This is the 1st I’ve built, poplar and pine, 7′-6″, 17″ tapering to 16″, 3/4″ thick. The pieces are doweled together with dowels spaced at 4″ on center…overkill I think….but the boards will break before the joints do.A little pyrography on the deck, both as artwork and to provide grip. Most of it with a Hawaiian tattoo influence."
"This is with just two coats of oil on her. 4 more to go and a buffing. I had fun building this and am going to start another shortly.
Much thanks to Tom Wegener for sharing his stoke and wisdom."Mike must be a great friend as you have done a nice job on this board. Bob is from the Cape Cod area USA.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
A nice clean example of a hollow wooden board / Paul Jensen method for sure.By Malwitz Custom Surfboards. Rick builds custom boards and is also a freelance designer / animator.
Also check him out here : http://driftsurfing.com/blog/?p=886 www.malwitzsurfboards.com
Friday, September 11, 2009
Designed and shaped his own fin from off cuts
Nice touch with the leggie attachment.
Great glass job by Miami Longboards on the Gold Coast
Rails cork and 4mm bending ply