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On the front lawn of the Surfection board store in Byron Bay last Tuesday evening

On the front lawn of the Surfection board store in Byron Bay last Tuesday evening On the front lawn of the Surfection board store in Byron Bay last Tuesday evening. Dean Shoppe who owns the store is holding a 6’4″ twin fin which is the board I was riding at Off The Wall in the photo on the cover of my book. I’m holding one…

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A new updated “Super Twin” model in the cradle of a KKL machine that usually

A new updated "Super Twin" model in the cradle of a KKL machine that usually computer cuts blanks A new updated “Super Twin” model in the cradle of a KKL machine that usually computer cuts blanks. This board is being scanned at KKL in Byron Bay by Luke using a laser to map all the aspects of the shape. Once the scan is finished all the information…

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3 shaped blanks & 2 boards in the back of my Toyota Kluger

3 shaped blanks & 2 boards in the back of my Toyota Kluger 3 shaped blanks & 2 boards in the back of my Toyota Kluger. One of the shapes ( once glassed by PSM ) & one of the finished boards are potential new models. They are headed to KKL in Byron Bay for Luke to computer scan for me. @coopswinz @kklmachine @burtonautomotive…

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A wing swallow Super Twin model I shaped recently, its 6”2″, long, 2014″ wide &

A wing swallow Super Twin model I shaped recently, its 6''2", long, 2014" wide & 25/8" thick A wing swallow Super Twin model I shaped recently, its 6”2″, long, 2014″ wide & 25/8″ thick. My phone video effort is a bit dodgy, I did’nt have the nose resting squarely on the front shaping stand. The song playing…

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A wing swallow “Super Twin” model I shaped out of a Burford Blank yesterday

A wing swallow "Super Twin" model I shaped out of a Burford Blank yesterday A wing swallow “Super Twin” model I shaped out of a Burford Blank yesterday. 6’1″ long, 201/8″ wide & 21/2″ thick. Fin set up is Twins up front using FCS 2 plugs with a third plug in the tail for the option of adding…

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This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite &

This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer's, it's my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for. They are highly prized as they are no longer available to buy new. Originally designed for builders & carpenters but discovered…

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This is my Skil 100 electric planer

This is my Skil 100 electric planer This is my Skil 100 electric planer.( you have no idea how much I love this tool !! ). I bought it in Hawaii in 1978 after spending time shaping with Dick Brewer using his Skil. I couldn’t believe how much better it was than the “Towa” I’d…

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My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I

My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I was 13 years old My first electric Planer which my dad gave me as a Christmas present when I was 13 years old. It’s a Japanese Towa. I’d been bugging him for months to buy me one & my mum was dead set against it worried I’d chop off my fingers with it. Prior…

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The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in

The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in the nose & the fin was made from a rail off cut of foam The bottom of the first board I shaped, it had a displacement hull up in the nose & the fin was made from a rail off cut of foam. It was also my first attempt at glassing, Pink resin tint on the deck & blue resin tint on the bottom which gave me a purple rail…

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The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old

The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old The first board I shaped & glassed when I was 12 years old. It’s 3’5″ long, 151/2″ wide & 23/4″ thick. I glued a nose & tail off cut from a blank together & shaped it in the lane way at the back of our shop in Newcastle.…

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