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Apr

23

mid april

2014, by Jim

glossed and polished

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7’0 x 22″ 2+1 for jeff kirkwood, 9’6 x 23 single fin LB for sid earley

sanded finish…

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5’2 x 19″ twin fin for ryan , 5’5 x 19 1/2 RNF for jameson mcclelland, 5’7 x 19 1/2 groveler 5-fin for danny domingo, 6’1 x 20 HPSB for rich, 6’4 disc 5-fin for mark snavely

tried a new thing on ryan’s twin…he’s tough on his decks so i glassed  the bottom with polyester resin, then lam’d the deck with epoxy…same glassing schedule .  should hold up better

Apr

11

EPS..

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a few epoxies that were sandwiched in between batches of polyesters

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dave biedenhard’s 5’6 x 20 1/2 rocket pig

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capt. tom tague’s 6’6 5-fin disc

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kim thorpe’s 6’8 retro (1971) twin fin…a new take on a forty three year old idea with the fins finally put in the right place, right toe-in and cant..bottom updated a little, too

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neat fish-eye shot of mark snavely’s disc being shaped

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Mar

28

end of march..

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5’11 hpsb for patrick burns, 6’6 step up round pin for brandon blackmon, 7’6 dbl. bump bat tail 5 fin for stacy hobbs, 8’3 pig for kim thorpe

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straight on shot of brandon’s 6’6..full on 80′s color work, decal placement and full gloss and polish

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india pimental picking up her 5’4 the day before regionals down in melbourne

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better view of the plan shape…5’4 x 18 1/2

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a couple of poly performance shortboards…5’5 x 18 1/2 for chuck scott, 5’8 x 19 1/2 for jeff demarco

Mar

10

lots of new stuff..

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all epoxies…jack sweeney’s 5’6 squashtail disc quad with center fin box, jj grey’s 6’3 quad, tim syperek’s 6’4 5-fin fish, marc buckelew’s 6’6 five fin disc..

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6’10 fluid custom with some 80′s style airbrush work

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agent orange #4… built for a fundraiser for good friend paul figura, it will be raffled at this year’s wavemaster’s contest to benefit his family.  paul passed early in the a.m. feb 28th from complications  due to a stroke. most of the boards i built him were colored orange, hence the name.

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the futures boxes to match the deck color…

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6’2 epoxy single fin for board forum in latest void magazine …more on this in the shaper’s lab later

Feb

20

finally some updates.

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polyesters..6’2″ x 20 1/2″ cropped nose 5-fin for randy boynton, 6’6 narrowed up fun shape for katie helow

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epoxies..5’7″ x 19 5/8 shadow quad for ray pimental, 5’6″ x 20 1/2″ rocket pig for jimmy valva, 6’2 x 22 1/2″ mini-sim quad for lindsey caskey

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jimmy and the rocket pig…colored futures boxes brighten up the whole deal

Jan

28

last 2…

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a couple of high performance shortboards..the 5’5 in front is headed for delray beach, the 5’7 in back is a stock, ready to go..5’7 x 18 1/4 x 2 1/4

Jan

28

more fresh ones…

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IMG_09617’3 single fin for patrick kenning, 9’5 single fin noserider for justin smith

Jan

27

freshly sanded….

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5’7 (5-fin) for sam young, 5’10 thruster for kevin hodgkins, 6’3 (5-fin) for jesse poyer….

more done tomorrow…

Jan

24

getting back in the swing of things….

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this endless pattern of freezing weather hasn’t helped as far as getting boards done…these epoxies are the first ones finished since the trade show….5’4 cropped nose 5 fin for alex powers , 5’10 epoxy/polyurethane thruster for dave allen, 6’3 quad mini-summons for kerry hunt

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i did the color and lamination on these epoxies a friend is taking to mexico tomorrow 

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today’s polyesters..hope to have them sanded and done by tuesday

Jan

13

and back…

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my badge to get in…

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my tools outside the expo 7:00 am friday

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whiz snapped this seconds after ricky carroll and juan rodriguez announced me as the 2014 florida shape-off winner

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