Friday, February 26, 2016

6ft 2" for Johnny T's Indo trip

 Sweet looking board, the boy is going to fly
John is hands on with Peter Mo with the glassing

9ft 3" for Peter Redmond to go to New Zealand

Great looking outline
 Concave through the nose to rolled V through the tail
Final shape and clean up and then cut the rails off and sqaure up.
Home and ready to add the first 3mm rail bands

First one on
Both on and ready to trim them to the foam blank.

 All trimmed up, rocker table setup, ready for glue, skins and bagging.
Totally encapsulated in wood. 
 All trimmed up and ready for rail bands

 All the tools i need to laminate and bend the rail bands onto the board. The old steam iron helps out here.
One each side now.

Last of 8 rail bands on
 My little hand plane got quite a workout, no wonder it gets hot.
All cleaned up with the rail bands foiled to the deck and bottom. Bag it up and off to the shaping bay.

 Small hand plane and some emery cloth and sandpaper.
The emery cloth is great for taking the planed rails and smoothing it all out really quickly and simply as you can get some weight into it. The cloth backing and the grit lasts way longer than any sand paper.
Lanolin finish only for this one from Lanotec
The logo is a rubber stamp and solvent ink StazOn brand from the local stamping / craft shop.
The oil brings out the colour of the Paulownia. 
 Nothing like a great fin to finish of a board. Thanks John.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Still in good nic after a couple of years

I built this unglassed board for Peter Redmond in New Zealand a couple of years ago. He loves the lanolin finish and has just ordered a longboard for him to take back to the UK in a few months time. It still looks like new after many a surf. Not having to wax it certainly helps.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Truck

Great to have a new truck after the old one had put in 467,000k's which is not bad for a 3 litre V6 petrol. So have gone with the newer model and stuck with the petrol 4 litre V6. Great truck and a bit more size and comfort.