Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

mini gets laminated

The top and bottom are laminated.  The glass is S2 4 oz. with epoxy.  These little boards are so easy to glass.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Still learnin

We had a couple of nice days last week.  It was warm enough for me to wanna go out and enjoy some fun little waves.  It's important to me to get out and surf when the conditions are right.  I'm enjoying riding shorter boards and learned another lesson.  Less is more.  It's a lot more fun to take out a shorter board most of the time.  Less board to manage, easier to turn and easier for the peaky drops we have here.

Thanks to my girlfriend Julie for the pictures.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Legendary Bob Simmons

This is an amazing story.  WHat a character.  Lots of respect for his designs and skills.

You have to cut and paste these.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

prepped for glass

I've been sanding and shaping.  The bottom has a central tunnel and the top has it's spoon.  I'm happy with the way the boards turning out.  The leash plug is in.  I will do a little more sanding and then laminate.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rough shaping ms

I've been working on the rough spots.  The board feels great.  I started the bottom contours.  I still have a lot of sanding to do.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Shaping the mini

I started rough shaping.  Today, I just wanted to blend the top and shape the rails.  I haven't started on the bottom yet.  The board feels nice and light.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Deck almost done

I just have a few pieces to add.  I'm happy about how the nose turned out.  It makes sense to spoon and keep it thin.  When I felt the board today it seemed a tad heavy.  It should lose some weight when I shape it. The leash and vent blocking are done.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Redoing the ribs.

After seeing several mini's with spooned out noses, I thought, that's a good idea.  I tore out the old ribs and put in some new ones.  I also added a rib in the tail section. 

Friday, February 1, 2013


I've been adding bracing and blocking to the nose and tail sections.  Next time, I'll add a few more ribs.