Monday, 28 February 2011

Surf trip for the hand planes

Our new hand planes got in the waves this weekend. Thanks to Sean and Ally for paddling into some dumpy sandy rides while we got pics from the beach. We all agreed that on a day like this they were more fun than our surfboards, great for getting little barrels and giving you a workout.


These are available through our website - just email me, or alternatively, I'll soon be putting some in the Cornwall Crafts Galleries at Trelissick and Trelowarren. They'll come with a cloth and some oil for keeping them looking pretty.

Photographs thanks to Liz Diss

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Two new Otter Surfboards showing at Trelowarren Gallery in mid March

There will be two new boards on show at the Cornwall Crafts gallery on the Trelowarren Estate from the 14th of March. I am just about to begin work on a 6'10" Mini Magic and a 6'8" Single Diamond, in the CNC workshop tomorrow to get the frameworks cut out. Ill also have a selection of hand planes for sale there too! Whatch this space.

 The Estate's main house, with the gallery just behind us.

 Inside the gallery - It's got a bit more space than at Trelissick, so I am going to split the boards up at either ends of the space. Pics will follow on here when it's all together.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Whiz Twin (No1) Getting a dip on a sunny January day

A bit of down time from preparing for the shows recently, I managed to squeeze a surf in down at Perran sands, a little small and mushy, but its always fun. Still riding the first wooden board I made, still smiling about it!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Boards on Display with Cornwall Crafts

Here are a couple of images of the pair of boards that are on exhibition at the Cornwall Crafts gallery at Trelissick Gardens, near Truro. There is a 6'10" mini magic and a 5'8" whiz twin fish. I was there on the opening day with a couple of other prototype boards as well as one in-the-making. Thanks to everyone who came along for there was great interest and conversations.

The boards are there until the end of March, so feel free to go and check them out - the gardens and grounds are great places to have a walk and they do a pretty mean cream tea in the cafe too!