first stock board in a while; 7’2″ hillbilly hull, us blanks green density. Holler at me or see it at birD’s when it’s built.
In the works is a new birthday board for Holly. I shaped a refined, slightly piggish nose rider for her and then delivered it into the hands of Sam Cody. He occupies a space up on the hill in the former Channin factory, currently Bing and Jacobs. Sam is truly a master of the craft and art of surfboard color. Whether resin or paint, Sam’s bag of tricks is bursting at the seams.
Here is what he has done for Holly’s nose rider. Remember this board is foam.
Changes are inevitable and usually hard, but they are also a new beginning. New things are on the way. Please stay tuned. I’ll update as things settle out.
Well I’m back in Kentucky and looking forward to seeing my boards from this past trip completed by the uncommonly skilled craftsmen at Channin Precision Fiberglassing. It’s such a pleasure and honor to have my boards built by the crew there.
Boards for this trip include
7’0″ morning of the earth type single fin diamond tail, eggplant tint, yellow glass on and pins for Joe (thanks very much Joe)
8’4″ HPH double red cedar stringers, volan, beautiful deco keels made by Rick at Mitsven for Takashi (arigato!)
two 9’6″ gliders. One for Jay at slidermag.com, grey tint, and one for Paula, lovely deep turquoise (thanks to both of you)
11’1″ glider, triple red cedar stringer, purple tint for Takashi (domo arigato)
Hopefully I’ll get some photos before they all go away.
Come on down to Del Mar, 15th st. the first morning of the show and demo some of my boards, along with a bunch of others, at the TransWorld SURF Sacred Craft Magical Morning Board Demo.
Last year my boards were featured, along with Sam Cody’s artwork at Chris’ second ever show. Chris has been a great friend and consultant on all things to do with surf craft.
Well these babies are now in the capable hands of the craftsmen at Channin, up on the hill in Encinitas. On the list are a 9’11” Pig made from a 1954 Velzy/Jacobs template, generously provided by “the genius”, a 9’1″ EDB for a friend in San Francisco, a 7’3 1/2″ hull, a 6’8″ arc tail downrailer, and a 7’7″ Cali fun gun for the same client who ordered the pig. there will be a variety of bells and whistles including but not limited to resin tints, resin panels and comp bands, wooden fins by Willy/Bahne and more. They will all be on view at this years Sacred Craft show, Oct. 10th and 11th.
Hope to see you there.
Just signed up with Scott Bass for the 2009 Sacred Craft Surfboard Expo. The first two years were awesome and I’m really looking forward to this year. I hope to have a fair representation of the models I’ve been developing over the last several years. Hope to see you there.
Ordered blanks from Mitch’s North today. Just wanted to thank Mitch, Loraine and all the boys there for supporting all the small time shapers out there. They have, for many years, supplied everything needed for people to remain relatively self sufficient and build boards.
Now think about that for a second. Name another activity that relies on specialized equipment, one that has been commercialized, and then see if you can find a way to create that equipment yourself. Have you ever seen a homemade tennis racket? Homemade golf clubs? Maybe a homemade canoe, but you will pay several times as much. Now here is Mitch and a few other suppliers that enable individuals to create their own boards at comparable prices.
I’d like to thank Mitch’s, Mitch’s North, and all of the other suppliers that make this possible.
Still shaping here in Kentucky, only it’s bread dough. Tattooing and messing around have been good lately but I’ll be back up on “the hill” soon to do a few boards. See you all in the line up.