Saturday, June 29, 2013

8'2" Simm-21 for Dan Wenger

I picked this one up today from Glasser, Michael Miller.  It belongs to Dan Wenger of Rancho Palos Verdes.  Even with a sturdy glass job, including opaque resin panels and a 4" chambered-balsa stringer this board still has a beautifully light weight.  Michael did a flawless glass job (as usual).

Aloha Dan,  JC

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hawaiian Koa

Simple, elegant,  Koa for a 6'3" Simm-21 that I am shaping today.
In these photos fins are shown cheater-coated, ready to laminate.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Simm-21 Rudders

This set is for a 6'-8" For Surya-C in Japan.  The board will have a T-band stringer and volan glass.
Woods:  American black walnut and flame maple. 
This set is for Simm-21 #50, featured in the previuos post.
The wood is redwood burl. 
both sets shown cheater-coated, ready to laminate

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Simm-21 # 50 Ready for the Glasser

I wanted to do something special for Simm-21 #50.  It has (8) blue-weight foam sections, Ultra-light balsa rails and (9) 1/12" cedar stringers.  It is actually delightfully light, good wood being the key.
Many thanks to all of my friends and customers for the word-of-mouth promotion of the Simm-21 model that brought it to the five-O mark.  Now I need to start dreaming on #100.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

7'6" Simm-21 for Geoff Bergen....Back From the Glasser

This 7'6" is for my friend, Geoff Bergen of Conneticut. Geoff came out to So Cal a couple of months ago to check out the shop and order his custom Simm-21.  I love meeting new friends and I love shaping a board for a certain individual who has related their personal desires for the board that they will be riding.
Michale Miller just nailed it with a beautiful California-gold tint glass job!

Fin Woods: Primavera and Parota with walnut and maple veneers for the pin lines.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Simm-21 # 50!

When I designed and shaped the first Simm-21 (21st century Simmons) for myself in January of 2009 and then rode it, I realized that I had put together a magic combination.  As a few others began to notice it I started receiving an order here and there for the model, all resulting in rave reviews after friends and customers rode theirs.  Amazingly, and by word-of-mouth promotion alone, I have just built the blank for #50......With numbers 51 thru 54 sitting in the shop waiting to be shaped. 

I wanted to do something special to recognize board #50 in my Simm-21 series.  Simm-21 # 50 is a 7'-2".
It has (8) blue-weight foam sections between ultra-light balsa rails, all separated by (9) 1/12" Cedar stringers.
I will no doubt be kicking myself while I am shaping this multi-sectioned, different density blank that I glued up, but I think it will be pretty cool when it's done.
Ready to Shape!