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.