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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Jun 25, 2014
So I've started six short boards, one for each grand kid. All are 6' with sweet shape that if they wanted to surf them, they could.
Punched out 48 ribs and 12 spar members (2 per board).
Jun 9, 2014
I'll post here as this board develops from 1"x4"x12' lumber into surf art. Make no mistake, this is a real surfable board, it just look pretty but under that Cedar planking is ever thing that make a HWS surfable.
|The streaks are reflections from table saw.|
|Reflection streaks again|
|Fins donated by Geoff Bergen SpaceSurfer Boards. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000229384433&fref=ts|
|Add caption Gore-Tex leash vent.|
|QR Code link to this web page. Cool. An industry first.|
Jun 6, 2014
Board owner wanted a copy of his foam short board. Told him w/o his old board this was going to be difficult at best. He sent a very accurate drawing and profiles from three ribs. The drawing was perfect as were the ribs. I was able to draft out on shop floor it's profile and mock up the other ribs with the three rib drawings he provided.
This board has been a challenge. I needed 4.75" nose rocker in the span of about 20". As much as Cedar likes to bend it was not that easy. More pictures forthcoming.
Worlds First: I've been looking for a way to create a historical record for our boards, something that will last. My wife and I were talking about it and she, a quilter, said she has seen an article about adding QR code to quilts. EUREKA! So this is, to my knowledge and Google searching, the first surfboard with a QR code.
|Objective is to get the cut dead center|
|There has to be a better way|
|I think a worlds first!|