Definitely got naked and jumped in the ocean last night.
riseoftheswell said: A question or two if I may..... Are your paipos all worked by hand and do you use templates or freehand as you go - they really are things of beauty....
You may— I love questions : ). and thank you!
I rough-out with a bandsaw, power plane, and grinder, then do all the finish carving with traditional edge tools— block plane, backing-out plane, molding plane, spokeshaves, chisels, bent knives, gouges, and card scrapers.
The lay out varies— I take templates of my boards for future reference, but often draw plan shapes freehand and/or with battens. The forms are all original (if anything such thing can really be said to be original).
thanks again! have a great weekend!
Hollow wooden boards upcoming: 6’-0” thruster, round tail (or squash); 10’-6” LOG, single fin, already nicknamed The Paper Log; 6’-6” winged single fin; and a 9’-4” single fin longboard with moderate rocker that I’m reaally amped on. Actually, I’m really amped on each one of them. All I’m waiting on is the money to buy the lumber to build with! ha!
so good so good so good!
I’ve been in the ocean quite lot, relative to the last few years; quite a lot, recently. and there’s a comfort growing. Maybe the ocean is waking up in me again.
I feel the need to surf even more frequently. more two-a-days. more. and that is a very good sign. I am more me when connected to the ocean.
There are nagging injuries and insecurities, so I’m cautiously optimistic. But optimistic.
This afternoon I knocked the fin out of a 10’-6” log, but stayed out and surfed a handful of waves finless. Fast, slippery, but able to hold a line. So fun!