Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New 9-4 for Tyler Olson

Ready for Moonlight glassing. 9"-4" 16n, 23w, 14-1/2t x3. walker blank glued up by JC with 2-1/2" agave and redwood T-band with 1/4" stringers 7"out. Custom noseblock, tailblock and glass-on reverse-D template fin by JC. For Tyler Olson of Hermosa beach. Tyler's PV cove board. Aloha Tyler.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fish Feeding Finzey

New school top..........Old skul bottom. JCWC fins and finsets.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Diamonds are Forever

Three framed fins...... and one glass-on for a yellow-tinted, Hobie, Terry Martin Legacy Model.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dream Board

Pro surfer, Shaper Dave Yearwood of Yearwood Surfboards in North Carolina is a San Diego transplant who developed his superb shaping skills under the tutelage of Skip Frye.
This fish was Dave's vision of his personal "dream board". It came to life through the collaborative efforts and input of shaper Dave Yearwood, Dave's wife, co-designers, Skip Frye, Dave "Rasta" Rastovich, glasser Greg Eavey and fin maker John Cherry.
Dave wanted a set of experimental flex fins to compliment the progressive lines of his high-performance fish. Dave and I designed the fin. I built one set for the dream board and one set for Rasta to test drive.
According to Yearwood, his experimental "dream Board" performs as superbly as he had dreamed. Thanks for including me Dave. It was a pleasure.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

8.5 glass-on for Holly

This 8.5 flex template is ready to be laminated. It's going on one of Steve Mast's 9-0 round-pintails. For Holly Yang.

African mahogany, narra, Peruvian walnut, flame maple, putpleheart.

Sliding the Simmons

Photo 1) Justin Phillips fulfilling the purpose for which this Simmons was built.
Photo 2) Justin Phillips fulfilling a purpose probably not anticipated by Bob Simmons at the time he had this 10-0, twin-keel, concave, spoon board design on his drawing board.
PHOTO'S: Tom English

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cherry Tubes

1) Scot "Lil Bro" Cherry @ Bandidos in baja. Riding a 7-2 quad shaped for him by John "Big Bro" Cherry
2-3-4 sequence) Frank Cherry pulling in @ I.B. on a quad fish he shaped for himself.
5) John "Doc" Cherry. Double-overhead backside @ Bandidos (at age 68). YOU GO POP!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Making Green look good

Scott Storrs ripping it at Ponto on the agave fish he built and shaped. The fish was glassed at Moonlight Glassing. The hawk feather flies along with him. I doesn't get more soulful than this.
Scotty.....Is that PEYOTE in the planter?? No wonder.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

North Carolina Gold

This incredible gun was shaped and glassed by Greg Eavey of Eaveyrider Surfboards for Charlie English of Wilmington N. Carolina. Greg is a true old-school, master board craftsman. The Cherry fin is an early 60's Hawaiian gun template. The woods are old-growth California redwood and flame maple in a starburst pattern. Thanks Charlie.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weber Performer template

This framed fin is done in African mahogany, Peruvian walnut and sapele mahogany with maple pinlines. 10.0' Owner: H. Yamauchi, Japan

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cooper Fish by Terry Martin

Blue fish shaped by Terry Martin for Cooper Collins spring '08. J. Cherry single-foil twins.
Coop sez the thing FLIES!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sacred Craft Expo '08 Del Mar

"Sacred Craft exhibition '08 was a huge blowout success. Surfer Magazine's Scott Bass and company orchestrated a superb 2-day exhibition that went off like clockwork. This year many of the great surfing legends were there. Greg and Jed Noll spent some time with me at the John Cherry Woodcraft / Cherry Surfboards booth. I got to spend some face time with Greg, talking about shaping Bob Simmons reproduction boards. What a treat. For 2 days the hall was packed with beautiful boards of all descriptions, art and legendary surfers. Next year....I'm there.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Dave Galison, New York surfer / shaper

Dave Galison, hard core New York surfer, shaper, one-man surfboard factory, has been one of my most loyal fin clients. His boards, all of which he rides, are as much about art as they are about function. To see more of Dave's cool creations go to the "Your Boards" section in my website gallery. Rock on Dave!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Danny

I did this 8.5 Frye template as a gift for fellow surf industry craftsman Danny Partch.
Cocobolo with Maple pinlines. Danny is shaping an 11'0" glider as it's home.
Happy birthday Danny!

Wooden Bonzers X 3 for John Atwill

John Atwill of Australia just stopped by the shop to pick up these 3 Bonzers.
L to R: 7.5-7.0-6.5. They will be used on Campbell Brothers bonzers that were shaped for him down under.

Cork Ireland Craftsman

Brian Kennedy just sent me pics of his beautiful 10'0", 5-stringer, Balsa that he recently built and shaped. He honored me by using one of my reverse D template glass-ons for it.
It's a rider! Thanks Brian

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Peter Stanley's "Cosmic Spear"

This is a 7-2 chambered balsa quad that I finished last year for New York surfer, Peter Stanley.
The bottom has a subtle single-into-double concave. Finished weight: 14lbs
It has a double6/6 glass job by Moonlight Glassing (who else???).
The quad fin set and the inlaid bolt are of lacewood and African Mahogany.
Peter ordered this board to ride. I'll be darned if it didn't have filthy wax smeared all over the deck, obscuring the inlayed bolt I worked so hard on the last time I saw it. You go Peter!
Peter reported that the board is a perfect match for the New York Barrels that showed up last winter. Peter named her "The Cosmic Spear".