Friday, February 25, 2011

New board by Paul Jensen

This is the new board that Paul has been working on in his warm and cosy garage . If you check his blog you will see the whole building process . Nice job , but way too cold for me.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Come along to The Alley Fish Fry in 2 weeks to check out boards like this

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Another great board by Andrew Wells from Lennox Heads

All Paulownia , fully chambered 5' 8" Mini Simmons with at by Shane Martin.

Friday, February 18, 2011

More new boards from Andrew Wells

6ft 2" round tail quad all built out of Paulownia

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Andrew Wells from Grown Surfboards always busy building great looking boards

The "Jelly Bean" with Lennox Heads in the background

5ft 8" mini egg built from all Paulownia and a great looking resin tint.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Hand planes

Now these are fun things to make and surf. What to do with all those small scraps of wood and hone your shaping skill at the same time. A great project for the kids on holiday or while you are building something else as well.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tha global hand plane tour hits Australia

Gary Murphy in California , well known for his Brownfish boards has spent the last 12 months just building and shaping handplanes. He makes a range of designs and they are beautifully finished.
Jason Hall a photographer with the support of Go Pro cameras has sent one of Garys' hand planes off around the world for a tour of surf spots globally. Well it is in Sydney now and then will be on it's way to the Gold Coast for The Alley Fish Fry which I also organise ,the first weekend in March.I am sure it will be wet most of the day as many people try it out and we capture a little film of the days activities in and out of the water.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joe Larkin , still building boards

This is Joe Larkin glueing up the blank for an 8ft 1931 Waikiki chambered Balsa board. I am not sure what age Joe is these days but he has been doing it for ever and still going strong.He has built many a classic board . His craftsmanship is second to none.Will have some more shots as it comes together.