Sunday, February 27, 2011


Simon Anderson.

Only a wet and dry sand, and a polish to go.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Getting there.
Finally got to glass the bottom today.
All the holes, cracks, delams etc
have been taken care of and sanded.
Deck glass and fillers tomorrow.
Then the fins.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


L to R
9'1" Gordon Woods.
9'6" Gordon Woods.
9'4" step nose Shane.

L to R
6'6" hull. (a composite of 2 templates from book)
7'6" Gordon Woods.
5'7" Steve Lis quad fish. (template from book)
8'2" Keyo Plastic Machine.

Friday, February 11, 2011


I might only shape one or two boards a year.
But when a board comes in for some restoration work
and it is a special looking shape, I'll pull a template off it.
Some of the templates above are taken from
James Kinstle's book
Surfboard Design and Construction.
My current ride,
a  9'6" pig was put together using some of these templates
and a few others not shown.
I might own the templates
but I don't own the designs.
If anyone wants a copy I am more than happy 
to make a copy and pass it on.
I'll post images of the boards shortly.
These boards are from the late 60's and 70's.
They are becoming rarer and rarer.
So I think we need to document as much as we can.
This is why I also document all the dimensions etc,
 of all the pre 70's boards I restore.
Photos are taken of everything.   

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Bottom lam down.
Red pigment stripe and dot.
With blue tint.

Laps cut.
Its hard enough doing this on a full sized board.
Let alone something 13" long.

The legrope plugs are a great idea,
but not mine.
Inspiration came from
My original plan was to use FCS plugs.
Wet and dry finish.
The strap is the double sided Velcro.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


You have to feel for the people living in Queensland.
First the floods.
And now this monster bearing down on the coast
between Cairns and Innisfail.