Blending & concaving the Swallow after cutting it out with a Saw

Blending & concaving the Swallow after cutting it out with a Saw. I’m using a small short Sureform as I find it easier to use than a standard long one when shaping Swallow Tails. The board is a stock 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin model. The song playing in my shaping room is a live version of Pearl Jame “Of The Girl”. @quiksilver @pearljam @anothery @mikypicon @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @limowall @mikereilly1 @euroglass @surfboardempire @benny_big #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal

A couple of 1980 Retro Twin Fins outside the @quiksilver store in Carcavelos, Portugal. MR Retro Twins & Super Twin models are available in Europe from Euroglass in Hossegor, France. @quiksilvercarcavelos @euroglass @stephenisbelly @anothery @mikypicon @paulyisearlgrey @boardriderscapbreton @boardridersericeira @rainbowsurfshop @limowall @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @yourgrace48 #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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MR Retro shield Squegee logo print Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel This print Color matches

MR Retro shield Squegee logo print Tee Shirts available from @markrichardssurfboardsapparel This print Color matches one of the Color designs we do on my 1980 Retro Pro Twin Fin models. We can ship around Australia & internationally at www.markrichardssurfboardsapparel.com. They are also available from a small number of surf shops in Australia including @bellsbeach_surfshop @surfboardempire & @slimesboardstore @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel. #markrichardsteeshirtprints #markrichardsteeshirtdesigns #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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“Behind The Curtain”, A video on Twin Fins & the range of fins I have

“Behind The Curtain”, A video on Twin Fins & the range of fins I have with @fcs_surf Richie Lovett @riklove72 did the interview. Matt Baker @mattyjbakes & Nimai Strickland @nimaistrickland @mysurftv put it all together. If you go to @fcs_surf Instagram bio you can see the whole episode. In this vision there are some wave’s of Mick Fanning, Filipe Toledo & Griffin Colapinto on Twins. @surfboardempire @mayhemsurfboards_mattbiolos @mfanno @filipetoledo @griffin_cola @lostsurfboards @koji_luvsurf_nishii @quiksilver @limowall @mikereilly1 @benny_big @samueltgriffiths @sammygosling @mikypicon @yeahbranchy @fuzzy66 @dannyteheuheutukino @anothery @empireave @mikedurante @surfingaus @boskophoto #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrsuoertwin #mrsupertwinmodel

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Finished photos of the Double Wing Swallow I’ve been posting over the last few days

Finished photos of the Double Wing Swallow I’ve been posting over the last few days. It’s 5’7″ kong, 215/8″ wide & 21/2″ thick. It doesn’t have a model name as it’s not a model in my range. It was basically a make it up as I go shape using a nose & tail template from one of my 1970’s Twin Fins. For the center of the board I used a 5’8″ MR Puffer Twin curve. The plan shape is a mash up of sections of the 3 templates which didn’t really join well. There was quite a bit of freehand by eye shaping action !!! No Fin positions marked yet as I’m still debating a Twin + Stabilizer set up or a Tri / Quad configuration. The tail is not as wide as it looks in some of the photos. Phone photos tend to distort the tail of boards depending on the angle. Plan is to spray a Color design on it & ride it when finished. If I like it I may introduce it as a new model. @surfview @pop_diddy @timdickson @timryan1959 @slimesboardstore @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @1_da_shapes @lowenshaper @fitzycooly #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel

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This is an oversize computer cut pre shape with a clean curvy outline & no

This is an oversize computer cut pre shape with a clean curvy outline & no wings. I’m retemplating the tail drawing on a double bump Wing Swallow tail. The cardboard template is from James Crawley’s 5’8″ vintage MR Twin Fin made in the late 1970’s. @surfview Most of the Twin Fins we made back then had the Square Single Wing. But there were quite a few made with Round Wings in Single & double wing versions. I still have a lot of my old templates from those years but I couldn’t find the ones with the Double Wing tail. So I got James to take a template of his MR for me. I’m making this board up as I go…….. not sure what it is going to be …. ?? @slimesboardstore @pop_diddy @timdickson @surfboardempire @markrichardssurfboardsapparel @fitzycooly #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshapes #markrichardsshaping #mrpuffertwinfin #mrpuffertwinfinmodel #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfin #mr1978retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel

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Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100

Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100 Planer. Im starting the cut on full depth then blending it out by sliding the cutting depth lever. The power cord is wrapped over my wrist & arm to lessen the chance of running over it with the cutting blades & taking myself out !!! Over the years I’ve actually run over it a lot ,,, luckily only cutting into the protective black cord & not touching the wires inside it !!!! I had the cord replaced recently as I’d been using it with electrical tape repairs on all the sections I’d run over .. I kept getting told this was kinda dangerous ….., Skil planers come with a really long base that protrudes way beyond the handle. As you can see the base is short finishing under the handle. When I bought it in Hawaii over 40 years ago the first thing I did was chop 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 used one. @skil100 @fiberglasshawaii @quiksilver @mikypicon @anothery @stephenisbelly @euroglass @limowall @sammygosling @samueltgriffiths @yeahbranchy @dannyteheuheutukino @benny_big @mikereilly1 @fuzzy66 @boardriderscapbreton @boardridersmalibu @boardriderscoolangatta @boardriderstorquay @boardridersericeira @surfboardempire @surfview @markrichardssurfboardsapparel #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #skil100 #skil100planer

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Some MR’s in the racks ready to be glassed by Nick Pope at Pope Surfboard

Some MR’s in the racks ready to be glassed by Nick Pope at Pope Surfboard Glassing. There is one custom 5’10” Retro Pro Twin Fin model for @laurietowner A mix of various Puffer Twins, Lone Ranger models, Super Twins & a MR x Mayhem California Twin Fin model. Nick glasses for @dahlbergsurfboards & @will.webber.surfboards as well as his own shapes. @popesurfboardglassing @hughietowner #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrsupertwin #mrsupertwinmodel #mrloneranger #mrlonerangermodel

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My pack job in the Toyota Kluger for a quick road trip up the coast

My pack job in the Toyota Kluger for a quick road trip up the coast to drop some shaped Blanks off to be glassed by Nick Pope @popesurfboardglassing From top to bottom, A custom 5’10” Retro Pro Twin Fin model for @laurietowner A mix of various Puffer Twins, Lone Ranger models, Super Twins & a MR x Mayhem California Twin Fin model. On the bottom in the board cover, my well ridden 6’0″ Bushranger Rounded Square Thruster. @hughietowner @dahlbergsurfboards @will.webber.surfboards @kimpindimar @burtonautomotive #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardsshaping #markrichardsshapes #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel #mrpuffertwin #mrpuffertwinmodel #mrxmayhem #mrxmayhemcatwin #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwinmodel #mrxmayhemcaliforniatwin #mrbushranger #mrbushrangermodel #mrbushranger3 #mrbushranger3model #mrbushrangerroundedsquare #mrbushrangerroundedsquaremodel. #burtonautomotive #burtonautomotivepro

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Rainbow Surf Shop in Anglet, France displaying a 5’10” long MR Super Twin model outside

Rainbow Surf Shop in Anglet, France displaying a 5’10” long MR Super Twin model outside the store. This one was made at Euroglass in Hossegor, France. Super Twin & Retro Twin Fin models are available in Europe from Euroglass. @rainbowsurfshop @euroglass @stephenisbelly @paulyisearlgrey @yourgrace48 @cbradleysurf @boardriderscapbreton @boardriders.anglet #markrichardssurfboards #markrichardscolordesigns #markrichardssprays #mrtwinfin #mrretrotwinfin #twinfinsrule #twinfinfever #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever #mr1980retroprotwinfin #mr1980retroprotwinfinmodel #mr1980retrotwinfin #mr1980retrotwinfinmodel

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