Saturday, January 28, 2017

It's hot in the shed this time of year

With the temperatures in the high 30's and humidity over 80 percent most of the time for the last 6 weeks it has been hard to get some work done on boards. Hit the fans and try not to drop sweat onto the wood. ( it turns Paulownia pink )
I have been pulling some big curves in the vacuum bag. This is a 5mm deck skin.
Christmas was a good time to have a big clean up and tidy the garage. Get rid of and sort out all my off cuts.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wonderful waves in wood

These beautiful waves are hand carved by Gaston Bilobrowka and you can see more on his Instagram -  gaston_bilo

Monday, January 16, 2017

Handplane goodness

You don't need lots of wood, just creativity and passion to build a great looking handplane like this one from the guys at Ventana Surfboards from Santa Cruz. This could be a great little project to build in the next 4 weeks to bring along to this years Wooden Board Day in Byron Bay.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

These guys have some cool T shirts

Monday, January 9, 2017

Wood and art at it's best

Our good friend James Robertson of  "Bound by Sea" is going to be part of a unique art collective that is inspired by the ocean, 4 artist will showcase their passion for the realm we are all drawn too.
The Bucket List is proud to present the “Bound by Sea :: Art Collective.”
Each one has a particular set of skills and a different vision, but all have a common theme, they are all “Bound by Sea.”
On Thursday 12th January 2017 the Bucket List will be transformed, it is famous for its views of Bondi, but for one night you will be immersed by the sights and sounds of the living ocean inside and out.
This collaboration will be the first of it’s kind at the Bucket List and we look forward to seeing you at the event.

 James Robinson :: Dolsen :: Bound by Sea
Bronte, Sydney Australia.
"Inspired by the ocean, I work on creating unique pieces of artwork that draw's you in and takes you to another place. Each piece is hand made, hand shaped, hand drawn in pencil then using a technique called "Pyrography", I basically burn the artwork into the woods fibres making the art part of the soul of the wood once sealed the artwork has a texture & tone like no other.
Alaia's & Paipo's :: I hand shaped from start to finish, each one unique, the raw slabs & blanks I work with are sourced from the NSW North Coast from a family owned plantation. I use only sustainable Australian Paulownia planted by the family, grown by the family & milled by the family.
"My passion is illustration & shaping, with a focus on the ocean, I like to create artwork & boards that take the viewer to another place, a dream, a realm that draws them in."
Join me for the ride."
:: Handmade, Hand drawn & One of a kind ::

 If you didn't get to see James and his amazing work at last years Wooden Board Day you can catch him this Thursday in Bondi at this exhibition. A truely talented guy with a heart of gold and a love of the ocean and all things in and on it. You will be blown away at the detail he puts into each piece.

Bar & Grill , The Bondi Pavilion,  1 Queen Elizabeth Drive , Bondi Beach  Phone (02) 9365 4122

 James will also be joining us at this years Wooden Board day at the Byron Bay Surf Festival