Sunday, August 1, 2010

John Cherry , master craftsman.

These beautiful wooden fins are for a 11ft x 23 1/2" chambered Balsa and Redwood glider John is building.

All clamped up and ready to finish shape. A big job ahead of him, but what a great looking board.

Chambering all the pieces is a delicate operation at any time.

I showed John my wooden version of the Alley Slider and how it turned out. He then sent me these shots of one of his favorite boards " I didn’t want to beat up my Phil Edwards model, but I still wanted to ride it. So I built and shaped this chambered balsa for myself (with Phil’s blessing)."
It is also interesting to see how two boards with the same dimentions feeel when built from different materials .

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