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MR Bushranger Guns in the @surfboardempire stores on the Goldy

MR Bushranger Guns in the @surfboardempire stores on the Goldy. This model comes with two tail options, a small Swallow Tail & a Round Pin version. The rocker is modern & the bottom is Single to Double Concave. There is a little extra nose area &…

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Vision of me shaping using a Skil 100 planer on its side to clean up

Vision of me shaping using a Skil 100 planer on its side to clean up the plan shape after initially cutting it out with a hand Saw. The cutting blade lever is on the front shoe of the planer & I’m adjusting the depth of cut by slightly moving it as I go…

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Vision of me using my Dad’s Disston Hand Saw to cut off the “rail bones”

Vision of me using my Dad’s Disston Hand Saw to cut off the “rail bones” after drawing the plan shape template onto this Blank. I’m deliberately cutting slowly & as precisely as I can. The closer I cut to the pencil line results…

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FCS 2 Plugs in a variety of MR models

FCS 2 Plugs in a variety of MR models. On the bottom, 2 sets in a 6’2″ 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin. In the middle, 3 sets in a 5’5″ Puffer Twin for the option of riding it as a Twin or Twin + Stabilzer. On the top, 5 sets in a 6’6″…

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Kim Burton’s special Surfest 2020 board

Kim Burton’s special Surfest 2020 board. Kim & his family business @burtonautomotive sponsor the Surfest event & have done so for many years. Each year he gets a board which gets signed by the competitors. This one is a 1980 Retro Pro Twin…

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MR shield rainbow fade Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel We can ship around Australia &

MR shield rainbow fade Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel We can ship around Australia & internationally at www.markrichardssurfboardsapparel.com. They are also available from a small number of surf shops in Australia…

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Vision of me final sanding the deck of a stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin

Vision of me final sanding the deck of a stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. The sanding block is one I made in Hawaii in the late 1970’s. It’s a price o timber on which I rounded the edges then wrapped two layers of beach towel around the bottom…

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Using a Sureform to Round in the bottom rail bevel on a 1980 Retro Pro

Using a Sureform to Round in the bottom rail bevel on a 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. I have a few of these tools but my 2 favourites are ones I bought in Hawaii in the 1970’s from the Sears tool department in the Ala Moana center. The song playing in my shaping…

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Vision of me shaping using 80 Grit sandpaper on the rails

Vision of me shaping using 80 Grit sandpaper on the rails. I use it to blend the top rail into the deck & to clean up the full length of the rail on a computer cut pre shape. The board is a 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. The song playing in my shaping room is a live…

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A stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model in Slimes Boardstore in Newcastle

A stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model in Slimes Boardstore in Newcastle., store manager Mick Adam is holding it. Dimensions are 5’10” long, 20″ wide, 25/8″ thick. 32.3 Litres. Glassed by Taka & the team @sun_glass_glassing…

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