I write a lot of Instagram’d story’s but this one is special

I write a lot of Instagram’d story’s but this one is special … Terry Callahan @terrycallaghan1 who lives in San Francisco contacted me recently concerning the board in this photo which he had bought in the late 1970’s. He saw it for sale in the used board rack in the Lightning Bolt shop in Honolulu. He knew it was one of my personal boards that I had made & surfed during the Hawaiian winter in 1977. He has surfed it over the last 40 years but had decided that it was time to send it back to me. To offer to return it to me was an incredible act of generosity which I am I extremely grateful for. It’s so great to get it back, every time I look at it now I think of Terry & remembering how it happened brings a smile to my face. As well as shaping this one & doing the Color design on it I also glassed, sanded & did the gloss & polish finish on it. Ding repair magician Levi Jones did a minor restoration on it repairing some of the dings. @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfview @timdickson @pop_diddy @surfboardempire @throwingbuckets.com.au @timryan1959 @foam_riders @rhemagraphics @tracksmag @surfinglife @quiksilver @samueltgriffiths @anothery @limowall @sammygosling @mikypicon @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @robin_prodanovich @dahlbergsurfboards @foam_riders @benny_big @yeahbranchy @surfer_magazine @coastalwatch @mynewcastle @asbmag @surfingworld @australianationalsurfingmuseum @johannesleak @mikereilly1 @cidoubleyou #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrsinglefin #mrretrosinglefin #mr1978retrosinglefinmodel #mr1978retrosinglefin #mr1978retro #mr1978retrosingle #mr1978hawaiiancontestquiver

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MR x Mayhem “California Twin” Fin model & a Super Twin model for Sean “Smurf”

MR x Mayhem “California Twin” Fin model & a Super Twin model for Sean “Smurf” Lancaster @smurflanky Dimensions are… California Twin, 5’6″, 20″ wide, 2.36 thick, 28.5 Litres. Super Twin, 5’10” long, 191/4″ wide & 21/4″ thick. Sean absolutely rips & has been riding my Super Twin models for years. The design features are the same as you would see on a high performance Thruster in terms of rocker, rails & Concave’s. It will be his first California Twin & I think he is going to love it. Both shaped from Burford Blanks computer cut on Fitzy’s APS Shape 3D machine @fitzycooly They were glassed by Taka & his team @sun_glass_glassing Sean tends to blow out Fin plugs so Taka glassed some carbon patches over them for extra strength. @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @burfordblanks @darrenburford66 @realfrawls @timdickson @timryan1959 @pop_diddy @surfboardempire @fcs_surf @riklove72 @mikedurante #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel.

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Vision of me spraying a Blue rail on a Super Twin model in my open

Vision of me spraying a Blue rail on a Super Twin model in my open air driveway spray bay recently. Spraying in my driveway is usually kinda challenging but I only do it occasionally on personal or my son’s boards., I don’t have a dedicated spray bay anymore, only my shaping rom. Prior to choosing a day to spray I have to keep an eye on the weather reports hoping for a day with really light wind early in the morning. If it’s windy it’s impossible as more spray ends up in the air than on the board. I lay cardboard all over the driveway for the overspray then back up against the garage door & spray away from it. @quiksilver @mikypicon @limowall @anothery @fuzzy66 @mikereilly1 @benny_big @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @euroglass @surfboardempire @christianchapmanartist @tapedoff @search4shin @dlovepaint @_mkbn_ @dane.robb.art @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner @markmonostewart2481 @fiberglasshawaii #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel

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Six time World Champion Professional Cliff Diver @rhiannan_iffland In Slimes Boardstore Newcastle & manager Mick

Six time World Champion Professional Cliff Diver @rhiannan_iffland In Slimes Boardstore Newcastle & manager Mick Adam with her new Puffer Twin model. It’s 5’6″ long, 201/4″ wide & 23/8″ thick, 30.2 Litres. @slimesboardstore @kakek_slime @pop_diddy @timdickson @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @redbull #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel

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Finished photos of the Puffer Twin model that I recently posted progress photos of the

Finished photos of the Puffer Twin model that I recently posted progress photos of the spray I did on it. 5’8″ long, 201/2″ wide, 2/12″ thick, 32.8 Litres. The Puffer Twin combines modern & Retro design features. The stock Tail Is a defined Round Single Wing with a Swallow Tail. The bottom is Single to Double to Concave with modern rails. The Rocker & thickness distribution are Retro with a lot of forward volume & a baby Beak nose. Stock Fin set up is 3 sets of FCS 2 Plugs in Twin Fin positioning with a third plug for the option.of adding a small Stabilizer Fin. @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @timdickson @timryan1959 @pop_diddy @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @lifeguardbox #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel

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Vision of me using my Dad’s vintage Disston Hand Saw to cut off the nose

Vision of me using my Dad’s vintage Disston Hand Saw to cut off the nose section of the “rail bones” on a hand shape. I’m using the Saw vertically so it bends around the nose curve easier. The Bones came off in 2 sections as the template barely fitted on the Blank just foreword of the wide point. •THANKS to everyone who commented on my recent post about the Saw. I learnt a lot about the Saw & I enjoyed reading all the comments. I’m guessing it’s 45 to 50 years old. The song playing in my shaping room is a live version of Pearl Jams “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In a Small Town”. @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @limowall @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @benny_big @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @dannyteheuheutukino @sammygosling @euroglass @surfboardempire @slimesboardstore @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @boardridersericeira @boardriderscapbreton @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @pearljam @mrtoddblinky #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mr1982retrotwinfin #mr1982retrotwinfinmodel

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Finished photos of the spray I did on a Puffer Twin model

Finished photos of the spray I did on a Puffer Twin model. I posted some photos this morning of the orange rail prior to adding the second Color. @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @fiberglasshawaii @surfboardempire @surfview @tapedoff @search4shin @markmonostewart2481 @_mkbn_ @dane.robb.art @dlovepaint @christianchapmanartist @willynicholls_artist @adrian_robert_turner #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel

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A Puffer Twin model did a rail spray on

A Puffer Twin model did a rail spray on. @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @surfboardempire @fiberglasshawaii #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrsupertwin #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel

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My Skil 100 Planer which is about 43 years old

My Skil 100 Planer which is about 43 years old. The second photo is a close up of the cutting blade depth adjustment lever. In a new Skil Planer this lever is tight to move but you can loosen the screw that holds it to make it loose. When shaping you can vary the depth of cut by sliding this lever in the palm of your hand. A cut can be started on full depth & blended out to zero. You can see two dark patches where the silver finish has worn through where my hand rests & moves on it. The dust shoot is reversible & I cut the bracing section at the bottom off the chute off to enlarge the dust exit hole. Skil planers come with a really long base that protrudes way beyond the handle. When I bought it in Hawaii in 1977 the first thing I did was chop the last part of the base off with a hack Saw. The short base fits a surfboards curves better than a long one. Skil 100 planers have been out of production for years, They are Aluminium & were built to last. It’s nearly impossible to find or buy a good used one. @skil100 @fiberglasshawaii @rawsonsurfboard @dick_brewer @robin_prodanovich @rustysurfboards @gerrylopezsurfboards @tomparrishhawaiiandesigns @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @lowenshaper @1_da_shapes @foam_riders @dahlbergsurfboards @kazumasurfboardshawaii @timponehawaii @pyzelsurfboards @arakawasurfboards @tokorosurfboards #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #skill100 #skill100planer

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New Pearl Jam tees arrived in the mail from the merch section on their website

New Pearl Jam tees arrived in the mail from the merch section on their website. The one with the Axe print is last years Halloween tee. The photo was taken in my shaping room. The poster is from Pearl Jams “No Code” album & I did the rail sprays on the shapes in my racks. @pearljam @robertwilson12345 @jaselynch @mikemccreadypj @montanapoolservice #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel

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