Monday, January 27, 2014

Long hot dusty day in the bay.

It was a long dusty hot day hand shaping the rails on these 3 boards today. But a couple of sharp hand planes and some wax to rub on the sole of the plane made them slide and glide there way through the process. This is the exciting part watching the boards come to life if you like. All the contours coming together as you planned .
Good to be creating all this dust at someone else place and have AC to boot. Thanks Mo.
The Simmons is a good test, to go from a high rail line and rolled entry to totally down at the tail and a full concave all in a very short package.
The lights are great for helping get the foil of the rail looking good.
This is a sweet little board and very light

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Rising Sun from Blind Dog Surfboards

Dan Johnston from Blind Dog Surfboards has sent some shots of one of his boards to share. "This is an all Cedar 9'1" x 23" x 3" single fin Nose Rider. Single concave turning into slight V towards tail. Rails are very pinched, much like an Alaia board. Has tad more nose rocker for our typically choppy waters and often late drop-ins. The Rising Sun is a hunk of unknown wood from my scrap pile. "

Friday, January 10, 2014

Some New Year projects underway

 5ft 6" x 19" Hydro Simmons underway and ready for bagging
 5ft 1" Simmons for Mitch Waters from Manly
 Mitch's board being road tested by Billy
 5ft 8" Hydro Simmons for Tim Jones from Woolongong
 Bagging Tim's board
 You can pull some reasonable curves as shown here with 3mm Paulownia
5ft 6" in the bag
5ft 6" x 19" ready to be cleaned up and start laminating the rail.
If you would like more details you can follow the progress on my blog