"Since I was a child growing up in Northern NSW in the 1960 & 70's, even before I was old enough to have my own board, I have been fascinated by surfboard design and construction. About four years ago I was introduced to the process of building hollow wooden surfboards. The pages of this blog will record my efforts to recreate classic surfboards from over the past five decades in paulownia and cedar timbers as hollow wooden surfboards for family and friends and my own quiver, together with the occasional side project. Welcome to Tony Crimmins Timber Surfboards"
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
It's always a good day when a new fin arrives from John Devereux of Coffs Harbour. This 11" tiller will help steer my new board whilst looking magnificent at the same time. 20 ply of perfectly foiled good reason to support a local craftsman - thanks John.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Stringer, ribs and rail timbers all cut and ready to go. I have pulled the nose and tail in a little since the below photo was taken to give the outline a bit more curve. This is the first time I have used a rocker bed and it is proving very handy to control the rocker and bottom contours and stop the nose and tail twisting.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
An interview with Peter Walker explaining his hand crafted wooden surfboards at the Jam Factory in Adelaide. Peter's work was an inspiration for me when I was preparing to build my first HWS. Peter continues to be an inspiration combining art and the construction of hollow wooden surfboards to create these amazing works of functional art.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
In coming months I will be building some foam boards for family and friends and so have updated my logo to suit. Like my original logo it is intentionally basic, but it will do the job and won't detract from the lines of the board.
In contrast, I can recall exploring the packs of tissue paper transfers in the board factories in Byron as a kid and trying to fit as many as possible on my new board - it must have been a headache for the glassers! Thanks to Rhema Graphics www.rhemagraphics.com on the Gold Coast for putting these together.