Friday, August 2, 2013

Quad Sets Available at Mitch's North in Solana Beach

I just delivered new quad sets to Mitch's Surf Shop in Solana Beach.  Below, center are AK-4's.  L and R are (2) sets in a template that I did for Thomas Campbell and Danny Hess a couple years ago.  Both called it a "magic" fin set.
Below; AK-4's 
More Marine Ply:  Mitch's also has some great twin keel sets available.  In a few days they will also have some popular "D" templates for longboards and Nuueva noserider glass-on single fins available.
Aloha!  JC

5'10" Simm-21 for Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell, from Newport Beach, picking up his freshly glassed Simm-21. 


My good friend and Silver jewelry artist, Lynne Merchant has used a specialized hammer like the one below, designed in France, as one of her primary tools of her craft.  They are no longer available here in the US.  Lynne is also a renound teacher of silver jewelry making.  In the past she was able to provide these hammers for sale to her students.  To continue to do so, she found a machinest who was willing to recreate the hardened steel hammer heads....but she needed someone to reproduce handles for them.
She asked me if I would be able to do it.  Although I had never turned a stick of wood in my career, I did own a lathe that I purchased 10 years ago, thiking that one day it might come in handy.
I agreed to give it a try for her.  Below are photos of the results.  It shows (7) of (14) handles that I turned and assembled for Lynne.  It's a ton of fun.....And they are being bought up as fast as I can turn them out. 
Woods, L to R:  Cocobolo, Bacote, Mahogany