Water Time

This is a really lousy photo and I’ll take it down later but I’m excited and wanted to share— The rails on my first alaia are turned and the inlays on the bottom are glued and clamped in place! I’m getting close to brushing on the first coat of boat sauce! Stoked : )

Canoe paddle carving. Custom orders.

Longboard skate deck. Ribbon-grain Mahogany on Baltic Birch with Ebony inlays.

Abalone. Beach walk find.
Sis selfie with ocean-wet Doggle.

Sis selfie with ocean-wet Doggle.

Coal Oil Point. Devereux. Goleta. The Gaviota. Sunset surf with friends.


We sit and talk quietly,
with long lapses of silence,
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
your eyes,
which has no speech;

—William Carlos Williams, from Paterson: Revised Edition (New Directions, 1992)

(Source: feellng, via girllookitthatbody-ahh)


Hand-carved Koa handboards with Paduak details. A pair that went to two brothers, one in Southern California, and the other back in Hawaii, where the Koa came from. 

Hand-carved Black Locust utensils on a Black Walnut cutting board. Anacortes, Summer 2013. 

Paddle Happy. Summer 2013, Anacortes— I built this little double-paddle canoe by eye. In the water it exceeded expectatons : )— so fun! 11’-7” long x 30” wide and under 22lbs. I can’t wait for the opportunity to build another.

Star knot.

Walnut shavings. Walnut handboard. Summer, 2013.

Cabbage with Tessa. San Juan Island. 2006

Cabbage with Tessa. San Juan Island. 2006

Coopers. 2003. Goleta Beach. 

Coopers. 2003. Goleta Beach.