Sunday, June 28, 2009

Wood Under Glass

Dr Bob's 10-0 at Moonlight, just laminated, double 6oz both sides.

It always blows my mind when I witness the transformation that happens as soon as some glass and resin are added to the mix. This one lit up and came to life beyond my best expectations. Fin: African mahogany with flame maple pinlines.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ready for Moonlight

Dr. Bob's board, ready to go to Moonlight glassing. Weight pre-glass; 29lbs

I can't wait to watch the wood come to life under resin on this one.

10'-0" x 23-3/8" x 3". Old-school longboard template, low-progressive rocker, 50/50 rails, glass-on D fin. At glassed weight of 39lbs(+-) it will be a rider and a super glider.

Mahalo Doc. JC

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

10'-0" Chambered Balsa and Redwood for Dr Bob Randolph

This templated balsa / redwood blank weighs just under 40 lbs before shaping. Anticipated finished weight after glassing: 35-40 lbs. This board will grace the main wall in Dr Bob's waiting room in his new Solana Beach office (when it's not in the water). More posts to follow: custom fin and finished-board photos. Stay tuned. Thanks Doc! JC

10-0 Chambered Balsa Nose Rider- Bound for Italy

This 10'0" chambered-balsa nose rider was built by J. Cherry and Shaped by Terry Martin and glassed at Moonlight Glassing for Francesco DiTommaso of Bari Italy. It will go home with him after his stay in So Cal this summer. This board was glued-up, rough-shaped, disassembled and heavily chambered, then re-glued and finish-shaped again by Terry. Finished weight; 28 lbs Fin: African mahogany, flame maple, Peruvian walnut. It will definately be one of FD's riders. I can't wait to do a little walking around on it myself this comming summer.

A new Italian Master

My good friend and apprentice, Francesco DiTommaso, in Bari Itay, just sent me these photos of his first personally-built board. a beautiful round-pin quad. FD borrowed one of my templates and shaped, glassed and made the fins for his first board. FD spends every summer here in LaJolla and Carlsbad. Although FD has had the benefit Of several instructional sessions in the shaping bay with me and with Terry Martin, you don't pull this off without the heart and the eye for the craft. FD has both in spades. FD shaped this in is home town in Italty, minus all the production products and amenities that would be available to him here in So. Cal.
Great Job Grasshopper. Love ya Bro, JC