Saturday, July 2, 2011

Beginning the oiling process... 3 layers and only doing one side each time. The oil is a mix of linseed oil and gum turpentine.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Alaia Artwork

Some artwork for the alaia to help it look less like a plain old plank of wood.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Planshape

My board is the one on the left, the one on the right is my mate's. Have decided to run with a peanut type shape. Board is currently 6' 5" but I may shorten it a bit.

Putting concave in

Monday, May 2, 2011


Alaia planshape as it stands today.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sticks - Blank - Shape

Still early days, but today it started to take shape.

gluing in a western red cedar stringer

all clamped up

cutting the outline

rough shape

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Alaia Build

Ok, so have started building an Alaia from scratch. We picked up the timber a couple of weeks ago it will be mostly Paulonia sourced from the plantation you see in the shot below. Am building with a bunch of friends from work so we should be able to help each other out throughout the build. Have now started glueing the blanks together. Stay tuned...

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