We gota go surf soon, just the mention of "twin fin" just brings back such good memories....
His operation was initially based under the Manhattan Beach Pier, but by 1949 he had outgrown it. And from his belly we sprang forth.
lets - I'll text you.
gotta get some pics of my latest, but I want to put the pinlines on first
Finally got the "Faux" boards handled, fired up the new Skil wanted to go back to the Hitachi stuck with with the Skil first blank was "green" cuz me was cutting deep had to slow way down 2nd blank was blue and faster loving the planner now buddy!
Did 3 over the week end long board done about an hour ago...
Eh you one artista
I would love to see pics of the faux finish boards!
hard to tell much from that photo - what did you shape? Three in a weekend is pretty good. Do you glass them yourself too? I just assumed you did since you were talking about glassing with other fabrics.
Any waves in your direction? Caught a few at l.a. north county lately, nothing significant 'tho. Was gonna shoot for a meet up on Friday but doesn't look like it now, maybe next week. I did a weird leash attachment on my 8 footer, just got a wild hair, left the stringer proud in the tail and gonna attach my leash to it. Being fat (thick) board with a wood tail it looks like a little boat, I'm calling it the banana boat.
Fat Thick Boards rule!
Gotta see the inventive leash plug sounds out there enought for me to dig.
Don't know if you have seen the "Chumash collection" 1st pix. they just need polishing.
The next batch are faux balsa and they are on the back burner till I get caught up (if ever).
in the pix prior bottom LB 8'-8" a knockoff of my favorite (by C. McCrystal) only Quad and glad me took those photo's cuz in my haste I lost my dots!
upper rack top dbl wing "fang" (strange swallow) very simple flat to vee.
The other two are the John Kelley "scorpion tails" that are close to being done. Some of the most "out there" boards I've done in a very long time if ever.
I'm, taking shots as I progress on all and like "Tharkill" I'm posting (oh yeah I do my own laminations and fins) after they are finished> I got a feeling if I want to see "Birds board" I'll be drivin' to Del Mar...
Stay wet my friends.
The "wood" boards are beautiful! The boards you shaped are interesting, I'm not familiar with the shaper you mention, but the tail looks like it has a serious step in it, does that loosen it up? Looking forward to pics when they're completed! The colored foam by the stringer, is that something special you ordered?
If you drive to del mar, take your camera! LOL.
yeah that's the first of 5 only the only US blank. My friends from Hawaii started with this concept for knee boards and I told em last summer the blanks would be trouble (width) and I recieved 3 blanks from Millenium and told 'em we needed more width and why not go with the 8-2 like yours only extra thick with 2 -1/2" black foam inserts (at least that was my spec) the trouble was with 7" of rocker the high density foam came up about 3/8" short on the bottom. Wade and my buds did this as I had it all set up with Steve. So I turned into "Steiner" (trouble with the blanks).
I went ahead and accepted it, Wade owe's me and hey gave that 90's C St board to Steve, funny as I was leaving Steve grabed it as I was hoisting the custom blank and I said what? That's yours, oh the look on his face HA...
So anyway I got one Scorpion tail waiting and another blank on order at Millenium with a 11/2" balsa to get the width (24 1/2")
Some fun hugh...
John Kelley RIP an early North Shore big wave rider/shaper patented the Hydro photo is one of John's
Eh anybody following (Huck?)
If this is, as SammyA said "the kids table" Ha just a good way to avoid unnecessary criticism prior to posting "a build tread".
Got "boys” board to hot coat last night.
"Boy" did cut laps not a too bad but he already had pissed me off so it will be quad only! Ha!!!
Here's some shot's, 4 bottom w/ 1/2" Vector net 227 E glass 4/4/6 deck, red foam and tail flip so "Boy" can land revert, ah excuse the mess ,not like I got nothing waiting and a new blank shows up this afternoon, just couldn't leave it alone! Nice 1" Balsa!
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.
Looking awesome Matty, the boy is a bit of a ripper, good test pilot! I haven't delved into the fabrics yet, so its over my head to comment on, but looks nice, as do all your boards. Thanks for posting!