May 17, 2012 § Leave a comment
This Time Last year… If you haven’t been to the Mentawais I highly suggest selling whatever prize possession or body part you can live without, book your ticket and never look back. Everything you’ve seen in the magazines, videos and websites is all that and then some. After 30+ hours travel time from the US, the first time you see Lances Right or Macaronis or Kanduis in their full glory will truly blow your mind. Eleven days perfect waves is never enough. Book your trip… and hire the photog!!!
Rifles- Day 1
Rags Left- Rezzy
Forecasts showed NO SWELL!
April 18, 2012 § Leave a comment
Special thanks to Tara and Morgan at crumpler for the space, dkb at e3mc for the guidance, swaylocks, matt, al and mai.
Let’s get these suckers in the water and never glass again!
Rails taped and ready to hot coat
Dave from e3mc applying hot coat
waiting for hot coat to dry
Routing leash plug
April 12, 2012 § 1 Comment
Water based tempera paint
Laying the cloth
Glass on zebra wood hand foiled keel fins set 6″ of stringer
Glassed board ready for sanding and hot coat!
Mental Note: don’t wear clothes you care about, prepare to itch and expect to donate a few brain cells from fume and dust inhalation…
April 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
We found a nice piece of zebra wood for the fins
clamp the fins together and sand the tops to match the outlines and smooth out irregularities
Foil the fins- in this case keel fins for a mini simmons
Mental note! use much softer wood next time!!!
March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
Classic Mini Simmons template- no modern wanna-be
Don’t dig too deep with the planer
I hear John Carper, Al Merrick, Rusty Piersendorfer etc… can even do most of the rails with a planer. I used the sure-form, sandpaper and mesh cloth combo to be safe.
Completed 5’4″ x 22 x 2 3/8 blank
Next up Part 2: Shaping the Fins
October 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
Wall Street Is Occuppied…
Eardrum Is Ruptured…
Time For The Next Project…
I Will Be Shaping My First Surboard…
Mini Simmons Inspired…
Thanks In Advance To Youtube And The Many Talented Professional And Backyard Shapers That Create The Art We Ride…
More Coming Soon…
hopefully It Works Like This…[vimeo http://vimeo.com/29932269]