Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

BARRY BENNETT POCKET ROCKET


Shaped by Wayne Burton.

8'2"
1/2" high density foam stringer
with resin pinline glue up either side.
Well worth restoring.
But it is only in for repairs.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CENTRAL COAST SURF DESIGNS

Hand drawn logo.

7' 6" 70's single fin.
Shaped by my good mate Bill Cilia.
Pre Nirvana.
This board is going to be restored in the new year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

FRESHLY FOILED FINS


A bit of detailing by hand
and they'll be ready to set.

Friday, December 11, 2009

GORDON WOODS

The fin appears to be the original.
But it has been cut down.
A new fin panel has been layed up and is curing.

Monday, December 7, 2009

CHICKEN & VEG?


She's a bit old.
Could'nt do it anyway.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TRIPPLE TREAT


Stacked.


Unstacked.
L to R
Keen Davis, Dale & Gordon Woods.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

SELF PORTRAITS


My partner Kay likes to take self portraits.
This was taken a few years ago now at Port Maquarie.
Not sure if she will approve.
I think it is a great shot.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

RON GUN FINISHED

Glossed and polished.
Ready to go home.
Check out
for a full description soon.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SECTION CONNECTOR FINISHED.


Well you can get some idea how long the board is.
It is resting on the barge board not the cladding.


I was hoping to get it in the water today.
The swell is on the rise and at 3' at my
local on a mid tide I thought it may be a bit big
for the maiden voyage.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

NEW SECTION CONNECTOR (sort of)


This board has gone through a few changes over the last couple of years.
The first was adding some extra kick in the tail.
This was to try and slow it down and make it noseride better.
Problem was it slowed it down to much.
So the board got shelved.
The next change had the tail cut off
and the square tail was replaced with a bell pin.
This worked well, but it was still too fast.
Time for some major surgery.
I've been keen on section connectors for a while now.
But not willing to fork out the cash to build one from scratch.
So why not cut up the guinea pig.


This board was 9'6"
When finished it will measure in at 11'6"
It was cut in half at the wide point.


Then the two halves were clamped into the jig I use for repairing snaps.
The rocker was adjusted as best I could.
Normally this jig and the bottom are facing up not down.
So the rocker is quite easy to set by pulling down on one end of the jig.


I needed the jig on the bottom to support the blocks of foam.


Shaped and ready for some glass.
The rocker is pretty good.
The plan shape needs a little tweeking.
Nothing a little bog and fairing can't fix.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

DAVID CHIDGEY


Ready for some glass.
All the dings and stressies have been sanded out.
This board is going to be kept as original as possible.
None of the dings are going to be hidden.
Every ding and stressie has a story.
Why hide them.
It all adds to the character of the board.

Monday, October 5, 2009

BOUDDI AT SPEED


Have you ever noticed
when travelling at speed along a bush lined road.
If you look into the bush,
the further in you look, the less blured it is.
Recentlly there was a hazard reduction burn
through this section of bush.
So I tried to capture this with
my point and shoot camera.
Sort of worked.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

RON GLOSSED

Glossed. The bottom has been done. Fin next.
Let it cure for a week.
Then wet and dry sand and polish.

Friday, October 2, 2009

OINK! OINK!


If you are into pig boards.
Have a look at Mike Black's blog.
Surf a pig.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

ANOTHER McCOY

This little McCoy is in pretty good shape apart from the tail.
The tail has been modified.
It is about 4" shorter than the dimensions on the deck suggest.

Friday, September 25, 2009

CLAMPED

Holes drilled.
Resin injected.
Clamped.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

DUST


And I thought I produced alot of dust.
Mother nature had it all over me today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

RON GUN

Stressies and dings ready to glass.
The discoloured area on the stringer at the nose
is a delam.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

DIMENSIONS AND DESCRIPTION

Every old log that gets repaired or restored
has all its details recorded.
Dimensions and a description of the condition,
and any other relevant details.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

FIVE SINGLE FINS

Nirvana
Wave Crest Hawaii
Sweet Country Corn
Rainbow
Wayne Lynch

Saturday, September 5, 2009

SNAKE AND GLOSS


Sitting down on the deck having a coffee after glossing this log.
Could hear a quiet rustling under me.
I thought it was the skinks running over the fallen leaves.
As I got up to check the board I turned around to see
this 1.5 metre Diamond Python basking in the sun
not a metre from me.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

OIL

1st coat of oil top and bottom.
50/50 boiled linseed oil and gum turps.
Well seasoned timber.
Soaked up the oil like a sponge.

Friday, August 28, 2009

SUMMER FUN

The plan was to have these two ready for last summer.
Thought I better get my finger out and get them done.
4'1" and 5'3"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

OLD FIN NEW FIN

Sadly someone thought this fin
would be better than the original fin.

So after some searching for photos or plans
this is what we came up with. Every photo showed a
slightly different shaped fin. Found some old plans
and went with the design on the plans.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

GLASS CORED FIN Pt 2

The edges have been cleaned up.
Ready to foil.

Foiled and sealed ready for glassing.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

BAKERS DOZEN

Found these alaia @

GLASS CORED TIMBER FIN

This fin was originally planed for the
wasarescueboard 2 project.
It is a bit hard to tell the shape at this stage.
But I will add photos as it progresses.
Basically it is a curved trailing edge d-fin.
It has a 4mm glass core.
With 8mm Queensland maple
and balsa glued on each side.

Friday, July 24, 2009

WASARESCUEBOARDTWO pt4

Gloss coats done.

Bottom camber.

Check out those piggie hips.


Finished deck and bottom.
Well almost.
The gloss coats have not
been wet and dry sanded or polished.