Monday, August 31, 2009

8-0 Swallowtail

Here is the latest alaia.  8-0 swallow tail in redwood, 1" thick, 17.5 wide.  (Sorry about the date...the camera is broken!)

Two New Shapes

Redwood, 8-0 swallow tail destined for a wall and a 7-0 tear drop.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Top Skins

I ended up planking the top in sections.  This has the advantage of being able to reglue edges that originally did not stick, but the eccentric clamping can also induce some twist into the board.  Yeah, I got a little twist in the tail, but fortunately, the bottom plank is thick enought to thin and balance things. out.  Stoked!


A nice little 5-10 alaia

Thursday, August 20, 2009

6-1 Parabola???

I like this shape, but don't really know why it is called a parabolic. Nice redwood stringer and tail. Too bad I won't get to ride this one.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday's Frame

Tail will taper to a 7" square tail
Ready to start rough shaping the rails, nose and tial in preparation for the top. Still need to add full length stringers to the top of the ribs

Slightly pointy nose

Does not look like much rocker but 3.5/2.5 will work just fine

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Frame Up

Here the frame is glued to the bottom skin with the coutours in it. The first chine strip is clamped in place.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Swedish Meatball

This is why we were sedan for one of the kids.

9-0 progress

Had a busy weekend so did not get much done...the bottom skin glued up and the ribs/keel cutout and ready for glue.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Beginnings

Very exciting! Nothing like a pile of wood to play with. 5/32" redwood shims that will become a 9 oh performance woody.