Our Promise To You
My Environmental Promise: I use Forest Stewardship Council certified woods or woods salvaged from downed trees. All boards are glassed with epoxy resin which is cleaner for our environment and emits 50-75% less Volatile Organic Compounds than polyester resin. In my shop I have moderate ventilation and no need for a mask when glassing. Epoxy is lighter and stronger than polyester. My wood boards are nearly indestructible and should last a lifetime. Each board is quality crafted for strength, durability and concern for our environment.
My Satisfaction Promise: Ride your board for 30 days. If you don't like it, return it.
CONTACT: Dan Johnston BlindDogSurfboards@yahoo.com
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Jul 27, 2009
Choice of woods
We started with 2x6 and 2x8 spruce but are now using 2x4 as our base wood. We checked stika spruce, aircraft grade and 2x4 is $5.20 per lf. Meaning one 2x4x10 would be $52.00. We need about six of them per board. Yes, clear grain would be awesome.
We tried yellow pine but it is way too heavy.
Jul 26, 2009
Here's our grandson Joey learning how to glue planking. He added his name inside this one "why" asked Joey, because in 100 years from now when, for God knows what reason, someone wants to see inside, your name will be there. And you'll always remember putting your name inside one ofour boards. We use really Gorilla glue and Joey learned how to put on latex glove.
Doing a glass in fin, i really didn't want what was out there, so copied an FCS fin I love and will use this. Wood is Spruce and Walnut. It'll have 1/4" glass bead around it.
Of course this in not where it'll be placed, probably back an inch or so. Here's couple of more photos.