Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pizzaz off the Rail

7'6'' Wood epoxy. This is my first finished board to come out of my vacuum bag. It has wood on the deck and bottom and wood on the rails. Recycled epoxy foam in the core and bio resin. The wood on the rails reacting with the rest of the wood creates fluid momentum. It springs out of turns but smooths out any rough transitions. I am pretty happy with it.

Monday, August 29, 2011

A sharp blade makes a big difference

I will be departing for Maine early next week for the alaia making class at Grain surfboards. See the Grain Surfboards website and older posts on this blog for more info. Extra tools for students must be prepared and shipped. Here I am sharpening blades for block planes.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Critters of the Earth

This thing ate a whole tomato plant.

I found this guy in the driveway at the shop.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New cool Bluegill

5.8.. Recycled blank, bio resin, wood veneer deck and rails. Dave wanted a wider board. 23'' wide. It is going to Oahu and used as a surfboard and kiteboard.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Translucent Turd

Adam the Bing factory shop manager, keeps getting brown boards. We told him to spice it up with something, pinstripes, anything. He did not do anything. So we brainstormed.. In the end Mike B went back to the shop Taped cut and color glossed this custom emblem. He did it so nice now everyone has been disappointed when Adam has stated he was going to sand it off, so he is stuck with this turd.

New Boards

Is the fish a board of the past, again? It seem the Mini Simmons has taken over the thread of the short wide board design. Brian still wanted a fish...Here is a 5'10'' He brought me a Home Blwn blank from England. It has a corn formula insted of other chemicals.

8'6'' Greenflash for Rob,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

7'6'' veneer update

I took this pic after laying the hot coat, sanding coat, on the deck. I just need to put some fin boxes in it. I am taking the board to Maine for the Re-evolution event with Grain Surfboards.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chocolate Fish at Icons of Surf

5'4'' single fin

8'0 single fin

7'0'' single fin

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


This amazing swirl was done at the Bing Factory. It is a 9'2'', and my personal.

Monday, August 15, 2011

First Egg and Cantalope

It is a little smaller than usual, but still nice to see. They just laid another one.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

7'6'' wood veneer, vacuum bag

This is my first vacuum bag attempt with me as captain. Mike helped me. I had done some vacuuming with Harold Walker some time ago, 1996.

It came out really good, much easier and better results than what I have been doing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back from Washington

I have been in Washington, Puget Sound, the last couple of days visiting family. The beauty there is amazing, The water, mountains in the background, green hillsides etc. It is kind of a second home, I have been there most summers since I was a kid. I did not go to the coast and really did not leave the Funky island of Vashon.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Bluegills in Morocco

Mark in Morocco sent me these pics. The empty lineup is due to Moroccans preferring to surf a little later in the day. These shots are from a morning session. Mark obtained his Bluegill when traveling surfers from Michigan, The Third Coast Surfshop crew, passed through his area. Mark is part of a surfshop and surf community there. One of the travelers left his board with him. It sounds like he rides the board a lot. It is world in the surfing community.

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