Thursday, December 01, 2005

Back to the grind

We've been commissioned to build a couple of boards. Mike has undertaken a custom 9-footer and I am begining a 6'9" retro single fin called the Samurai. I'll let Mikey tell you about his project, but for me, I'm experimenting with using my computer to help in the design phase. I drew keel and frame patterns in Illustrator. The idea is to print out these patterns full size and use them as templates. As of tonight, I've got my frames shaped.

To the left you can see the Illustrator file I've generated (click on it for a bigger version).

Here we are down in the workshop. Mike is showing off the deck template for his 9-footer and I'm punching numbers into my computer. By the way, that fish I'm using as a table is just awaiting a shipment of epoxy. Once it's glassed it will need a good home ($1250 call for details).

Here you can see frame templates being dealt with at the kitchen table.


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