Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Kiwi boys are hard at it building boards

In Auckland Mike Grobelny has been hard at it gluing up blanks to process using his unique milling and shaping methods to be able to bring some of his boards for the Wooden Board Day in a couple of weeks.

Here is a freshly cut Cedar blank underway, a bit heavier than Paulownia but a nice clean cut.

Paulownia blank with all the chambers linked back to the gortex breather leash plug combo.

The process...

Up North , Roger Hall is flat out selecting timbers , gluing and chambering
to create more of his wonderful boards.

A very time consuming and exacting process with many hundreds of pieces of
timber glued together.

You know the outcome will be unreal.

Just some of the machining and preparation that goes into it.Hours of work before
you can start to shape a board.

This is a 9'0'' reproduction chambered Redwood Hot Curl,
Roger just finished this off yesterday

Just down the coast from Roger , John Sutcliffe has been building his first fish.

This is Johnny's Kahikatea Twin Keel Fish, getting glassed at Surfline at the moment,
will have translucent green twin keel glass ons.

The inside scoop supplied by good mate Mike Cunningham who will be bringing a few of his hand planes and maybe a belly board.I haven't heard from Bobby Crisp if he is coming as yet . A be rap for the Kiwi boys who love to come over and slide a few warm winter waves as well. It is not that easy jumping on a plane with board bags full of wooden boards. Thanks guys for your support and the great effort that goes into it.We look forward to catching up and checking out your latest creations.

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