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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Apr 16, 2010

How to build a Hollow Wooden Surfboard...well sort of

Here's video, ok not the best quality, about making a 9'8" longboard. What you'll not see is: picking through stacks of lumber for just the right woods (1 in 10 is a good day), cutting, planing, sanding planks, glueing up planks, building jigs, tweeking - steaming - bending - begging wood into place, trimming trimming trimming, and those 2 am wake ups thinking of a new way to trim/tweek that piece of wood.

Oh, know when you say something and then knock on wood? That's an old German, probably many other cultures also, superstisition that for good luck you knock on a tree. Building HWS boards we knock on wood a lot.

Anyway, this kind of gives you an idea of what it takes to build hollow wooden surfboards.
Dan and Tom






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