Friday, May 22, 2009

Here are a few pic's after the glass job

The only change of mind was that I chose to make another fin to contrast the tail better.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Its been a while since my last post (got married).I think I might go with this logo, its basic enough considering the board is to represent a 1940's classic. The logo will be set on the top deck, on the tail, in-between the two colour tones of ply.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Sanding the fin

I attacked the fin with 180grit. It will get a final sand when I'm ready for the glass!

Roughing the fin

I laminated the fin using hardwood & 19mm ply. In this shot the fin is rough shaped via the electric plane.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Awaiting the fin & glass job

The nose has been blended, the total board sanded with 320 grit. All to happen now is shape the fin, final sand & glass job! The 316 stainless steel bung assembly has also been fitted. I'm quite happy with the overall shape considering if one was to cast their mind back to the 40's - 50's period, designs of surf craft were still in early stages. It was only between the late 50's and early 1960's when longboards took more of a identifiable shape. The only modernising that took place was to decrease the overall width by 60mm. This will assist me with wrapping my arm around the board when I carry it! (I have short arms and it will be heavy).