Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Single Fin Mellow - 7'6" Classic Single Fin

Namaste Sea Spray. It's been a while since I posted anything on my blog so I thought I'd better pull my finger out and splash a few photos up on the site.

This is my latest creation. A seventies inspired big-guy single fin designed by Grant Newby and built by my good self. Grant also had the foam blank cut for me. I've christened it Single Fin Mellow after one of my favourite Jason Baffa surf films Single Fin Yellow.

5 mm top and bottom paulownia skins finished with 2 coats of rolled epoxy resin.

 Some basket weave detail on the nose.

And basket weave on the sides of the tail.

6 x 2mm thick paulownia strips wrap easily around the tail and blend into the 5 mm rail strips.

 My organic Gold Finger bananas are flowering. Woo Hoo.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Namaste Fin Fondlers,

Here's a glimpse of my latest creation from the Ashram. An elliptical seven inch fin for a standard fin box. Designed in FreeCAD and machined on my Stepcraft CNC machine. This is a larger version of the elliptical thruster fin I've designed previously.

Made from Tasmanian oak, laminated with a 4 ounce fibre glass sandwich in between, and finished with epoxy resin and polyurethane clear finish. Ready for some testing with David Miller.