Friday, December 23, 2005

"Tree to Sea" How-to DVD Update


I'm pretty active on some of the better known Surfboard design forums, sharing ideas and insights with the surfboard building community (and it's surprisingly vast). It occured to us that a video DVD would be a great way to broadcast GSB methods and techniques. I have a fully equipped production company, so why not? We'll be keeping the camera in the shop to record the process of the next few boards in detail (including tips, tricks and trade secrets).

Example Chapters will cover:

* Board design and selection
* Techniques for reverse engineering (acquiring key dimensions from an existing board)
* Employing Computer Aided Design
* Tools, safety, and supplies
* Wood Types/qualities and Lumber Selection
* Construction (Keel/Rocker, Frames, Re-sawing/Gluing Planks, Railing out)
* Shaping
* Glassing

This is just the start. We're working on CNC routered kits too.

If this interests you, or you have any suggestions, please let us know. Send an email to grainsurf@omniscopic.com to reserve your copy.

Also keep checking back. We'll be posting sample clips as they become ready.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome idea. i'd definitely be interested in that video if you made it. i've made a couple foam boards but with no clark there is no foam. plus your boards look amazing.

2:41 AM  
Anonymous momma said...

Dudes, this is genius, obvious and people should be able to video podcast this thing one day soon. Audio and video should accompany the written plans/ kit you begin to market. I am sure there would be a market for that.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

I'd definitely be interested in purchasing your DVD! Your boards look amazing and I'm glad you got some press as well. Keep up the good work.

11:53 PM  
Anonymous hiro p said...

Oye I would be interested in building boards . . . out of wood. Nice boards!!!

7:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sooner the better! its going to be a log cold winter that would be good time to make a surfboard.
tim

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I built a wooden paddleboard...this is the logical next step. Count me in, I'm interested. Your boards look like works of art.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would buy it right now!

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howzit guys, your boards are amazing and seriously inspiring. Would love to get my hands on the dvd! Hope you won't mind shipping it to South Africa!

1:42 AM  
Anonymous ulysse said...

sure, I'm interressed to in purchasing your DVD.
I'm thinking about doing a hollowboard 9' for next year, all I can see or all I can is marvelous.
great job

sorry for my english, I'm better in french

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you build it - we will come

11:38 AM  
Blogger Parke Madden said...

This is such a great idea. I cant wait to get the dvd and make a board in my basement

9:19 AM  
Anonymous kapali said...

I'd buy the DVD. I can't wait to build one of these. So stoked i heard about you guys.

6:23 AM  

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