Monday, October 31, 2011

Nobbys work shop

Last week local Gold Coaster and wooden board builder Frank Kaczmarek was in Japan and visited Nobuhito Ohkawa of Nobbywood Surfboards in Chiba. Nobby has been a regular at the Wooden Board Days at the Alley each year.

Nobby with one of his beautifully crafted wooden boards at the Alley this year.

Plenty of supplies on hand for the next project.

Nobby with his rocker bed and large collection of clamps

This 6 foot board on the right came back with Frank to be shared around until Nobby is here next year so that he can get some feedback on it.

A very proud , talented man in a very tidy and well organised workshop. After meeting him you would expect nothing less. Nobby builds his board totally out of Paulownia and then varnishes them rather than glass them.A great finish and very light.

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