Friday, July 23, 2010

Mikes pig nearly done

Last summer Mike Connor and I shaped and glassed a board each to test out some design ideas.

Mike went with the classic pig shape of the 60's. He loves the feel of it and decided it was the ideal test board to then build in wood. 9ft 6" x 23 1/2" x 3 1/8".

Here she is nearly ready to head off to the glasser next week to be ready for the wooden board day.

All Paulownia and a touch of Cedar.

Ready to be trimmed up and shaped.

Plastic wrap is a great for holding things with odd angles and shapes that you can't clamp real easy.

Tail blocks on the same way.

All hands on deck to get the rails glued on and in place.

Check out the finished board in a couple of weeks at the Wooden Board Day at Currumbin Alley Sunday 8th August. Mike will also be one of the guest speakers at the Surf Museum on Saturday night prior to the day in the park.

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