Saturday, July 31, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Hand Planes of a different kind.
My Daily workhorse very modified stanley block plane. One inch cut off each end and the runner plate ground up heel and toe, all edges smoothed and polished. The little brass one I found in a London flee market ,great for tight curves, the wood plane I made myself from Knysna Yellow wood with a balau runner. The Large Marples plane was bought in pieces in a junk shop, the grip was in two pieces and it was a real mess. Very good blade and one of the best planes for T Band longboard bottoms. Hmmm wanna see my spokeshaves??
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is what happens when people put kak logos on their boards. I GET TO PAINT ALL OVER THEM WHA HA HA>>
OK so this is a niceeeee epoxy bladed hull. 6.6 x bla x bla bla bla .. I don't actually do dims for hulls so don't ask . They are done when they look right! Fin is a Liddle hybrid 28 layers of 6oz flex where it should be
This beautiful old board came in for repairs the other day at my good friend Curly. Not every day that you see an Old Gordon Woods in SA. What a board. Serial No: 2254 Weighs a ton! Beautifully made with three cedar stringers and a tail block under a mountain of volan and resin. Really nice rocker and outline for such an old board. I'm guessing '63-'64 by the shape of the D fin and plan shape. Still a hint of velzy in there. But I could be wrong so feel free to set me straight.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Polishing is an art form. It cannot be learnt from books or on-line forums. The only way to get a really good mirror finish is to be taught by someone who is kind enough to pass on their knowledge. Many thanks to Curly for putting up with my endless chit chat bullshit and being so gracious.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
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