Our Promise To You
My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.
My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.
CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com Tom Allen (01-404-229-4223) TraditionSurfboards@gmail.com
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Mar 6, 2012
9' 5 3/8" Evo Nose Rider
Here are three stages of roughing out a board: left in picture are top deck strips, center is bottom deck getting glued and on my bench the frame.
Getting ready to trim bottom deck, prepare it for concave surface, get deck form set up to take V bottom to rib clamping.
This board has very pinched rails, for wood board building a rail is more complicated than our standard hard 80/20 mid-section rail. After first rail that is 1/2" tall, we start gluing up 1/4" sq stock. PITA but the only way to get the profile we need. Here I am shaving 1/4" strips to fit w/o any gaps.