Sunday, June 28, 2015

Surf Shadowbox

Koa and mahogany planks with redwood and mahogany rails; oak frame, koa nose block, redwood tail block. LED lighting inside as well.

Cribbage Time

Mahogany base, bookmatched and tinted to resemble a flowing wake. Figured Koa for the submarine.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Super Deluxe

Decided to make myself a "transitioning" board. Full-on, ten foot, no compromise noserider with 50-50 rails, wood nose and tail blocks, leash loop, and 260 feet of pinlines. All resin color- no paint here. Resin color stripes on the blank, resin tint on the lam, and resin pinlines on all the borders. Top it all off with a True Ames "Slick" noserider fin and I'm ready for some tip time.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Kailua Longboard

9' 1/2" x 22 1/4", concave nose, vee in the tail, forgiving rails. Resin pinlines and a wood tailblock for a touch of class. A real sweetie.

Monday, May 4, 2015

More Paddles

I've got a batch of boards coming up soon...but for now, some more beautiful wood steering blades. These went out to a couple of Senior NCOs at DISA, great people to work with.

Mahogany/Koa with challenge coin in the handle:

Koa with abalone highlights:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Shadowbox Board

I was asked a while ago to make a retirement shadowbox, a traditional Navy gift that is usually kind of like a picture frame-box which one can display all their goodies from their service.

"I don't really do shadowboxes, but let me see what I can think up".

So...this is a wooden surfboard, made basically the same way I'd make the real thing, but with a box built into it and a nice hinged frame around the box part. Redwood and fir, with mahogany frame around the box part.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Figured wood

Sometimes the wood is just naturally perfect...I did nothing to this piece other than coat it in the epoxy resin, and the grain of the wood just popped.