Friday, December 25, 2009

Old school...bench

This is 40's style board I shaped to be a bench for Hamish.
The fact that anyone managed to paddle, let alone surf,
anything this heavy is impressive.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Longboard Skatedeck

Skating to work this morning I stopped by a rad shed
to take a couple of photo's of the first longboard I completed.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

One way to re use a 120 year old house...

Two shots of the rich wood used in a surfboard bench for Hamish.

Rimu, matai, tawa and kauri from a 120 year old house being renovated.

I'm looking forward to shaping it this week

Cruiser Deck

Ben won the raffle for Samoa.
We caught up with him last weekend and he decided on a retro cruiser skate deck.

Built from 100% recycled wood of course.

Just another lick of gloss to go...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Gold Fish

The gold fish is coming along nicely...
Just a few pin lines and a gloss coat to go.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Meet Betty...

Meet Betty the Bedford, born late in 68!

Pug nose, green paint...51Bhp...

sliding doors...

and so much space for boards and hammocks...muy bueno!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Summer Special

For us there's no better advertising than a stoked surfer with a Deluxe Industries board under their arm. So we're running a mint spesh for summer. 50% OFF retail price... more cheap than a budgie. Get in quick before we run out of balsa...again. Applies to all boards including skatedecks.

Good Things Take Time...

I recently got hold of some agave seeds with the aim of growing plants and harvesting the flower stem for a surfboard or two. Advice from the packet said they should flower in between 5 and 25 years from now...don't hold your breath for this one, but it'll be sweet satisfaction when this board gets built!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Donation Done...Thanks Everyone

Bobby Crisp/Deluxe Industries
Invoice Number: WEB 22308
Order Date: 17:55:25 - 03/11/2009National Accounts Team
Red Cross House
69 Molesworth Street
P O BOX 12-140, Thorndon

Telephone: 0800 733 276
Facsimile: 64-4-471 8251
GST Number: 010-386-950New Zealand Red Cross Tax Invoice/ReceiptCodeDescription
DonationSamoa Red Cross earthquake/tsunami assistance$1455.00Total Price (GST exclusive)$1455.00

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Raffle Results!

And the winning ticket is 06FOrangeC.... Ben & Kate Davies from Auckland.

Massive thanks to everyone that donated. We raised $1455 in total for the Samoa Red Cross to help people piece back together their lives after the earthquake and tsunami.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Raffle Results...

Just waiting on a couple of stragglers to get their donations banked... You know who you are, chop, chop! Raffle results WILL be posted tomorrow...some lucky lucky will be getting a phone call about a new stick!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Red Cross Raffle

Currently just above $1400... only four days to go! Send through an email soon to be in the draw.

I've been busy in the workshop the last few days, so i'll hit those good sorts that are waiting on a reply with all the details tomorrow afternoon, thanks. Bobby

Skate Decks

Update on the skate decks... I'll add photo's as I finish them off.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just passed $1100...

As of Monday we passed $1100 in ticket sales.
Thanks to all those that have donated or spread the word.

If your a procrastinator, then buy a wad of tickets ASAP and get yourself in with a chance for a new board while helping the Samoan Red Cross help those affected by the Tsunami.

For those of you overseas I have sorted the credit card payment option so don't delay, get tickets today! 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

$750 and counting...

Five days into the raffle and your chance of winning a custom board still stands pretty good. Get in quick and snap up a few tickets. Thank you so much to all the generous people who have donated already.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Help Samoa and go in the draw to win a board...

We're giving away a custom built wooden board to raise money for the Samoa Red Cross Earthquake/Tsunami Appeal.

Raffle Tickets $5 each, or $20 for five tickets.

To donate send us an email to
Send: Name, Address, Phone Number and how many tickets you would like. We'll send you back your unique ticket codes, reference number and bank account number to make a deposit. Entries close 22nd October. Winner drawn 23rd October.

Please buy a ticket and tell a friend to buy one as well.
100% of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's not from the lumber yard

I'm building a few boards for the wall and decided to go with some 120 year old Matai and Rimu for a traditional Hawaiian Alaia with a stringer pieced together from driftwood. I'm not sure if it gets any more eco friendly or sustainable.

Dust bites the dust

When you're wading knee deep round the workshop kicking tools and standing on nails, you start to realize the brush and shovel isn't really cutting it. I even got to joking that I made dust and sold the wood that was leftover...

2000 cubic foot per minute of dust extraction should hopefully help...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wooden boards are not just for the guys...

Bree taking her mate surfing last summer... swell was going off

Ahh... first wave thrills!

Thanks Bree, hopefully catch up for a surf this summer, never got a chance to 'product test' before delivery

More pics from Aus

"Wood boards taken to the level of fine art…"
Thanks Paul Jensen, comments like this make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. There's still wax on the deck from our dawnie... proof it wasn't built to hang on the wall aye.



Video of the wooden board day.

Ahh...moving pictures of the wooden board day in Aus.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wooden Surfboard Day, Currumbin Alley

They call this winter..?!?

A girly wooden board...its Cat's

Rad day out, cheers Grant