Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Box Fins

The 9.0 fin is for my buddy Francesco in Bari Italy.  The 7.0 Marine ply Frye template is for Kris Chatterson in New York.

 Woods:  Flame maple, Macassar ebony, red glue lines

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pigs a Pair-9'8" and 9'10" Modern pigs headed for Japan

I built and shaped these two Pigs for Yuichi Imai of .  The clear volan 9-10 is for Dan and the pink volan 9-8 is for Ruichi.  They are on their way to Japan.  Dan and Ryuichi wanted me to do a "modern" version of the pig.  It didn't require much changing.  The template and 50/50 rails are true to the originals.  I simply added some subtle rocker, moved the fins up a couple inches and per request, added shallow, blended nose concave.  The 3" balsa stringers are chambered.

Thanks Yuichi, Dan and Ryuichi.  I had a blast building and shaping these boards.    Aloha,  JC

Home at last~Jess's Hobie, T.Martin Balsa Gun

Jess's long tome dream has finally materialized.  God bless all the wives who appreciate  that a beautiful board can serve as beautiful living decor as well.
(when its not dropping into green bombs)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Got Fins?

This batch of Finnish Birch, marine ply fins is for Teppi Uchida in Newport beach
In this photo the fins are shown in bare wood, ready to be sealed and laminated.
Thanks Teppi.  I'm anxious to see some of these boards!

9.0 Center Box fin for Francesco's Tyler Gun

Francesco picked up a new 9'-2" Tyler fun-gun this summer, A beautiful double-ender with a deep red opaque lay-up, a yellow-gold tint on the deck and an olive brown pinline on the cut lap.  He needed a box fin for it, so this is what I came up with.
Woods:  Flame Maple over (2) flame maple veneer layers with a center of Macassar ebony
I used red glue for the lamination..  In this photo the fin is cheater-coated, ready to be laminated and the base laid up for the box.  Aloha Bro,  JC

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gun Racks for Jess

I'm usually busy shaping boards and foiling fins.  It's nice to take a break once and a while and bust out a nice set of racks for a friend.  These are for the Hobie, Terry Martin  balsa gun belonging to Jess Seiffert shown in one of the my recent, previous posts.
 Woods:  African mahogany, Macassar ebony, Brazilian cherry, 3/8" Finnish marine ply