Monday, June 17, 2013

The Simm - 21 by John Cherry

 This is the latest hand shaped board by master craftsman John Cherry. It is actually his 50th Simm-21 model board. A 7ft 2" x 22 1/4" x 2 3/4"
 This is John's take on the modern version of the Bob Simmons boards of the late 40's. John has built balsa replicas of original Simmons boards so he has a good insight into what they are about.
" Building the blank was the easy part.I used ultra-light balsa for the rails.  I didn’t need to chamber them.  The board is still very light."
 Shaping a board with multiple stringers is a real test of skills. Soft foam next to harder wood. Not easy to get a good finish.
This will look great all glossed up with a set of John's hand crafted wooden fins.
John Cherry , he is the man.

1 comment:

Gareth said...

John Cherry is an amazing craftsman. His fins are the most beautiful I have ever seen.