Catching up with my tail

It’s been a busy few months, with changes in work and life (the two aren’t mutually exclusive). So I haven’t been keeping up with my blogging as much as I would have liked. Most of my online energy has been focussed on Instagram, probably because it is ‘insta’. If you want to check out some of my shots, click on the Instagram icon to your right.

But this absence of text is not indicative of a period of inactivity in the shaping shed. Oh no. While I haven’t been particularly productive in a quantitative sense, I did manage to ship off the latest SDS offering to its new home in Shellharbour, just to the south of Sydney. It’s Paul’s 40th this year, and to celebrate this depressing fact, he splashed out and bought himself a new sled.

The brief was “I want something like MP’s board out of Morning of the Earth, but with an airbrush job inspired by the Hot Buttered boards from the mid 70s”. Well, it didn’t turn out much like MP’s board (6’7″, as opposed to MP’s 5’9″ish), and it is a single with side-bites, not a straight singly. But the one thing that was done better than right was the airbrush job, which, of course, I didn’t do at all.

Big shout out to Kylie ‘Foliage’ Howlett, whose artwork lifted this board from the mundane and into the stratosphere. I’ll let you make your own mind up about it, but personally, I’m so stoked with how it turned out. I’m hoping that this will just be the beginning of a great collaboration between the two of us, because her work is truly outstanding. If you want to check out more of Kylie’s work, follow this link.

But enough of my jabbering. Check out the pictures.

Finbox prep

Finbox prep

Sanding outdoors

Sanding outdoors

Front

Top

Bottom

Bottom

Taped Off for Pinlines

Taped Off for Pinlines

Nose Lines

Nose Lines

The result (filtered)

The result (filtered)

The end result

The end result

The full monty

The full monty

About Cass

Surfer, shaper, writer, gardener, father, and doer of many other mildly interesting things.
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