Saturday, December 15, 2012

MOTE Timber inlays

As with the first wooden board I shaped, I am again inlaying some decking board timber from the 1970s Wilderness Surfboard Factory from the film Morning of the Earth. This adds a special little history point of interest to the board as well as being a bit of a design feature on the deck.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beginning of the Rails

Started glueing the rails today. I am trying a different technique for this board. Instead of building the rails out from a rail band I am instead filling in between the ribs and will then sand back to form the rails. The end result will be slightly different to my first board, but hopefully as effective. I guess it's all a bit of trail and error at this stage. Nothing ventured, nothing gained right?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Paulownia skins ready

After glueing the sticks of timber together to get enough width. I then cut out the skin shape using the template that we got from a guy in Italy of all places!!

The build is slightly different this time as I am not yet sure how I am going to do the rail bands.

But I am now at least getting a clearer picture of how the board is going to look.

Not sure that I won't tweak the nose and tail shapes a bit, but you can see where we're heading.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

mini simmons beginnings

Early days for the new project. This time the finished product will be a mini simmons. Ribs and stinger have been cut and now glued. I am not using a rocker table but this means I need to be very careful that things remain square and no twisting happens along the stringer.