It seems as if I get around to posting only once every 3 or 4 months. Truth is, I find it difficult to sit down at the computer because when I'm there....nothing is getting done in the shop. I promise to try and get to it more often (Honest).
Here are some projects from the last 4-5 months. Thanks for looking.
5-Fin Bonzer set for ron Reid
Wood: Primavera (central Mexico)
I finally built a handplane for myself!
Woods: Balsa, Redwood and Maple stringers.
Glassed with 1 layer of standard 4oz.
8'-0" fun board for my good buddy, Kevin Dotson.
Low rocker, shallow, double-into-single concave bottom
7'2" Simm-21 for Diarmaid O'Culain of Ireland
Fin set woods: Mahogany and Primavera
2 Primavera "D" fins, one for riding, one for admiring.
Above; Glass-on Below; glossed, polished and framed.
Inlay wood: Imbuya.
Finnish Birch, single foil keels for Florian.
'07 Pavel/Cherry Template.
7.0 Bonzer box for Scott Campbell.
9'0" Pig for Akimasa in Japan.
3" chambered Balsa stringer
9'6" classic longboard for Kiyotaka of Japan
Fin woods for Kiyotaka: African mahogany, flame maple, peruvian walnut, purpleheart.
9-2 Simm-21 Pelican Glider for Bruce Cochrane.
This was a 50th birthday present to my buddy Bruce from his wife.
10.0" Greenough template box fin for Michael Tully of New Jersey.
A random shop shot
Tri-fin set for an Al Merrick gun.
This particular gun by Al was shaped from solid Sequoia redwood, 4000 years old.Larry Fuller and Al Merrick are doing a limited series of these Sequoia Redwood boards.
the center wood in this set is from the same Sequoia wood.
Other woods: Sinker redwood, dredged from a Northern Ca. river and white maple.
8.5 Frye template box for Thomas Campbell.
AK-4 set for Dave Mills.
They look right at home, and a ton of fun on the board Dave shaped for himself.
Simm-21 sets for Diarmaid O'culain and Dave Golden of Ireland
Woods: L; figured zebrawood, Maple and Peruvian walnut. R; Primavera and mahogany.
Glass-on keels for Mitch's Surf Shop, Solana Beach.
L; single-foil Pavel fish template. R; double-foil Simmons template.
Matching "D" fin and tail block for Keith Melville.
Woods: Imbuya (Brazilian walnut) and quilted maple.
Tri-fin set for Frank "Lil Bro" Cherry.
Wood: Birdseye maple.
Getting help gluing up Akimasa's black pig from my good friend and apprentice, Francesco DiTommaso.
Fin woods: redwood burl and flame maple.
Tailblock close-up, Kiyotaka's 9'6" longboard.
That's all for now Folks!
more new posts comming in the next few days!