Our Promise To You
My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.
My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.
CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com Tom Allen (01-404-229-4223) TraditionSurfboards@gmail.com
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Jan 14, 2016
Dec 13, 2015
|This is Carvalho wood wood, probably from Brazil. Often referred to as Australian Lacewood. A friend from Bazil "|
Jean Paolo here we say Carvalho wood, the middle of the sun !
Just started this Rising Sun for Harry and Tara. Needed to draft a new spar and glued two 1/4"
Glassed and sanded. Ready for skim coat and gloss coat.
Almost finished with wood working part. Need to fit a fin box and leash plug/vent.
Rising sun panel glued and rough sanded to about 3/16" and glued to ribs and spar. First of three, maybe four 5/16" rail strips.
Frame ribs glued to spar and with two stringers to control twisting during construction. Top two plates to also stiffen the frame. The fin box needs internal bracing, Here are 1/4" balsa strips held while being glued in place Next the Rising Sun bottom deck is built.
|Dressed up, ready to go (4 oz glass)|
|Between main ribs are false ribs to add additional strength.|
|First and second 5/16 sq. railing in place|
|Mating the bottom to ribs and spar|
|Ready to glue up|
|First two deck plates|
|Lighting holes in spar|
|Milling to 3/16" thick.|
|2-piles matched woods|
|Shopping for wood. They had a bunch of white cedar.|
|Plotting our an 8' spar in a Mini-Mal board.|
Nov 6, 2015
Sep 6, 2015
Started on August 2 with designing rail foils. Going to be 70/30 tapering into 60/40 and finishing with 30/70 at tail. Probably around 3" x 23". No concave this time. Will do a glassed on fin, not certain of what style. Came out at 9'9" x 23.5" x 3.25"
|Nose rockerr 2.5" tail rocker 3.5"|
Jul 30, 2015
If you are interested, call Stephen at 910 470 9210 or email at OIB@SunsetSlush.com for details.
Jun 27, 2015
10'6" x 33" x 5 3/8" single fin
UPDATE: August 12, 2015
Finished. Came in at 30 pounds. :)
UPDATE: July 31, 2015 Ready to glass.
UPDATED: July 13, 2015 Decks are finished and almost sanded. Need to install fin box, lift handle and two goretex vent plugs.
|Lots of balsa for tail block|
|End of July 13 update|
|Deck taking shape.|
|Block for lift handle.|
|Lap Joint glue up|
|Nose blocking for strength.|
|Bowing in the first section of bottom decking|
|Nose stiffing with balsa|