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 26, 2009

Another Board

Long board 9'8", glassed in fin. Finished board came out at 23.5 pounds. Sweet handling HWS. $970
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.


  1. why don't you use a nicer wood? the stuff ur using seems a little knotty. I know sitka apruce maybe a little expensive but it is extremely strong and straight grained. I think they use it to build small airplanes.

  2. Tom started with yellow pine, looks great and no knots but is about 10% heavier than spruce. I checked prices on clear spruce, aircraft grade and a 2x4x10 would be $52.00 per board and we need about six boards for one surfboard. We started with 2x6 and 2x8 spruce but really didn't like the hidden knots, real crap shoot. Where we build, not much to chose from. There is a source of Paulownia which we might use but round trip is good 4-5 hours.

    Working with furniture, I love bookmatching grains. Wtih small, sold knots, that we test for breaking before using, we can match panels which is much more difficult than using stright grain panels and frankly more visually interesting. BUT as with any project some like it some hate it. This current long board has less tight knots than prior works also some nice gray staining from soil minerals.

    Our goal is to make light weight, strong, and fun to ride boards that are fairly priced.

    Where do you surf?
    kind regards,


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