So I was on a bike ride this morning, I check out the surf around the Monterey Peninsula then surf Sunday morning, When I saw Rooster and friends watching the new swell coming in. I stopped and talked for a while about the surf, and why they wern’t out!, our board making and… They asked when they could come over to watch some VacBagging. I’ve been asked that before and how to glue up HD foam, etc. I’ve been thinking for awhile, since the start of the Cerrritos Classes in SoCal, that we need something up here in Central/NorCal!
My expertise is Chiropractic (I"ve also been a pro triathlete, potter, massage therapist, middle school teacher)… BUT I"ve been making my balsacomp boards for four years now. I know that doesn’t make me an ‘expert’ shaper or glasser but I do have experience that I think a lot of backyard board makers would like to see/hear/learn about when it comes to balsacomps.
So, here’s the question…
How many people would like to come to Monterey, Sat. Dec. 15th this year? I’m thinking one day… meet/register 8-9am with coffe and donuts, class 9am to noon, I provide pizza and drinks (nonAlcoholic) for lunch, then back at it 1pm till we finish. And If you stay we can all go out surfing on sunday! I’ll have raw material, blanks in different stages of completion, and boards in different stages and I’ll show how I progress from 4’x8’ HD foam, glue it into a blank, shape it, vac/bag balsa, perimeter rail (cherrywood!), hot box cure… to a finished board. YOu should have enough info to keep you going full blast at least through the winter!
Let me know what you think? Will you be coming? Any suggestions?
Edit… If I get enough people for this one (20 max) and enough interest for another date… I could do another class sometime the first of the year so let me know the date that would work best for you.
Edit…Location, location, location! The Class/Demo will be held! I have the use of an empty warehouse next to my office.
425 Orange Ave. Sand City, Ca Follow this link for a map: <a href="http://maps.google.com/" class="bb-url">http://maps.google.com/</a>