Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hand Planes

Another example of scrap use. These were scraps from the Omilu alaia (the pieces cut out of the sides), glued together with a nice redwood stringer:

For the finish I experiemented with some clear wood dyes - very simple and easy to use water-based formulas shot with a small spraygun in many thin coats. I'm pretty happy with how they came out.

Haven't tried them in anything big yet, but the seem to work well - particularly using one hand to paddle into the wave.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kid's Boards

I build them just like my adult boards - hollow with an internal frame and solid wood planked decks - but with a 1/8" ply bottom, which I then paint white and let the kids decorate it (okay, I help with the paint job a little...).

Angelyne's swizzle stick:

Catherine's 60% 9'4". This one's a beauty - concave-to-vee bottom, nice rails, FCS fins...