Friday, February 11, 2011

TEMPLATES

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.   
  

2 comments:

Hollow Daze said...

I am a big fan of the work you showcase on your blogs. I also am starting out as a shaper and am very interested in the templates you are creating. Any chance of you sending some to the US?

PLATTY said...

email me @ platty59@tpg.com.au and we can work out what temps you want and the best way to get them to you.