Sunday, May 10, 2015

9ft Alley Slider in the final stages.

 The rails all cleaned up and ready to start shaping
It is a long way up and down the shaping bay with the handplane when it comes to shaping rails on a longboard. Starting to take shape.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

5ft simmons for Christian in Coffs Harbour

 EPS core staright off the machine out on the lawn to cut off the rails
 Rails off and all squarded up, ready to have 3mm of paulownia wrapped around.
 Skins getting bagged on
 All encapsulated in wood and trimmed up ready for laminating the rails on
Rail bands going on
 2 more to go , that will be 3 x 5mm each
 Rail bands all done , just the nose and tail blocks
A fair bit of cleaning up to do with the hand plane before heading to the shaping bay.
A bit of time cleaning up with the hand plane and we are looking more like it.
The top side all cleaned up.
All squared up and then ready to start shaping the rails.
Starting to flow down that rail

5ft 2" x 21" Hydro Simmons for Leeroy in Victoria

5ft 10" x 21" x 2 1/2" Hydro V Demo on the way

Friday, May 1, 2015

Rod's Kiwi Hydro Simmons

 Good mate Justin Tilly in New Zealand made this board for his uncle Roddy Carter who I grew up with and went through school with. Justin is a skilled carpenter and cabinet maker turned farmer. I designed the board and sent him the files to get it cut in NZ. It took a while to happen but the outcome is great. Japanese Cedar he milled from a tree on the farm and Paulownia rails over EPS.

 Roddy was presented with the board at this years Cove Fish Fry at Waipu Cove where Roddy and I surfed when we were kids at school. Great story and nice to be a part of it.
The Japanes Cedar is a nice wood and seems pretty light weight

5ft 2" x 21" Hydro Simmons

 Marking out the fins to get Mo to rout and glass them in for me.
 Rails and all shaped and sanded ready to take home and oil