Monday, November 30, 2009

Tony Crimmins and his modified Jensen model.

Tony Crimmins attended the Paul Jensen course at the Eco Village Currumbin in August and this is where he started this board. He decided that he would modify the standard 7ft 3" and make it into a pin tail. And instead of the laminated cork and bending ply rails go with laminated Paulownia and a Cedar pin line.As you can see he has a great eye for detail and has done a great job. 4mm Paulownia and Cedar planking over a ply frame. His sister at Lennox Heads has put her hand up for it. Nice touch.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Andrew Wells from Grown Surfboards has ben busy.

Andrew is from Lennox Heads and makes a great looking board.

" Just thought I’d send you through a couple more pics of some boards I have just finished. The board with blue fins is a bit of a concept board for me, it’s got a big single concave hull running full length of the board and has been designed for down the line speed. I’m Itching to get it out for a test run."
A long wall at Lennox would be a nice test for any board I would say. Let us know how she goes Andrew.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1970's inspired wooden Fatboy Pintail by Ian Moulton

Ian Moulton has just finished his second board this year andlooks all set for summer. His first board was an Okanui style board. Great effort mate and thanks for sharing.

John Cherry, forever building beautiful things in wood.

Handcrafted works of art.

Curly Koa wood D fin getting the finishing touches
John with great friend and shaper Terry Martin with chambered 9ft 6" longboard and a 9ft Bob Simmons reproduction , both in balsa wood. John and Terry built and shaped the boards the beautiful inlay work was done by Ric Allison a noted Pennsylvania artist and professor of furniture design at the University of Pennssylvania.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tom Murphy and his board built from recycled Bamboo floor boards.

Tom says he follows my blog a bit so thought he would send some pics of his latest creation. Its the second board he has built and did this one using the Paul Jenson rail style and the decks are made from second hand bamboo floor boards. He lives in Melbourne and learnt pretty much everything about wooden board building off the Tree to Sea forum. Looks like he ended up with a pretty slick board.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Nathan Grey and another sweet board - The Show Pony

" I put this together while waiting for a delivery of wood for a bookcase I was building.
The show pony is a wooden version of the white pony that Richard Kenvin and I think Larry Mabile came up with.
Board info
5,4” -22” -2, 5/8”
Built from Balsa and some red cedar, Bottom shape is a hull upfront blending into a bonzer like double concave that runs in between the fins.
The fins I laid up with paulownia in center with 6oz carbon fibre then red cedar, they have a nice firm flex to them.

The board flies, a bit like the Sim fish but with a little more bite from the shallow fish tail.
Cant wait to get it on to a point break in the future, but for now sand sucking Bondi close outs will have to do.

OH yeah the book case was not finished on time."