It’s a messy job

Posted in: News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on February 19, 2011 | No Comments

It’s a messy job but someone has to do it.  Lots of colours and containers of sticky, smelly resin, but the results are worth it.

Nice New Blue Tint Rounded Pintail Quiver

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Recently finished a couple of boards, nice blue tint rounded pintails. Wouldn’t mind having a quiver like that myself.

New Carbon Mini Simmons

Posted in: model, News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on November 4, 2010 | No Comments

The Mini Simmons revolution is gathering steam. My latest creation is a carbon bottom with red tint and gold metal flake deck, paulownia timber and carbon keels. All polished and shiney.

Something different

Posted in: Harvey, News, Projects by Richard Harvey on November 2, 2010 | No Comments

Always wanting to do something different, so thought I would throw my hat in the ring to do some acting.

Have joined an agency on the Gold Coast and set up all the necessary contacts.

Waiting for that part where they want a greying, surfer / artist to play the part on an isolated tropical island. Might be waiting a while for that one.

Signed with Gael McDonald at Williams Talent Agency if you come across someone who may be interested. Profile is on AT2.

Surf Wagons

Posted in: Art, News by Richard Harvey on November 1, 2010 | No Comments

The second series delivered to the Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane is a series of Australia classic surf wagons.

Acrylic and ink on canvas size 910 x 610 For all detail please contact Red Hill Gallery.




Panel Van

Curved Horizon Series

Posted in: Art, News by Richard Harvey on October 31, 2010 | No Comments

Recently finish two series of paintings for Red Hill Gallery in Brisbane.

The first, painted in the style I call Organic Pop are scenes of Brisbane city, the islands off the coast, the Botanical gardens and the river as well as my favorite the circle of Cuban Royal Palm in the botanical gardens. They are now on display at the Gallery.

All are acrylic and ink on canvas measuring 1210 x 910 For further info on these paintings contact Red Hill Gallery.

Across the River

The Island

River Bend

Cuban Palms

Carbon Mini Simmons

Posted in: News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on September 5, 2010 | No Comments

The Mini Simmons and the Micro Mals have been the popular boards this last month. This one in progress has beautiful carbon bottom and printed timber deck panel with laser cut timber and carbon keel fins. The texture is sensational. Will be finished and polished in a couple of weeks. This is a progress pic.

Skull Micro Mal

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7’2″ x 24″  x 3 1/2″  Micro Mal. Double plugged and 10″ box, Ride it as a quad, single, twin, thruster or whatever.

Like the fruit salad  surfboard, a bit of everything.

Snapper Rocks Postcard

Posted in: Art, News, surfing by Richard Harvey on July 4, 2010 | No Comments

Pretty sure you wouldn’t have seen this little gem. Snapper Rocks to Rainbow Bay, Greenmount and Kirra on the Gold Coast.

This 110 year old hand coloured postcard is part of the “Coloured Shell Series” printed in Germany.

It is addressed to Miss Archdall. “The Baun” Bundaberg with a one penny Queensland stamp.

If you live up that way and have any info on “Miss Archdall”  I would love to know.

Rice and Hemp Quad Fish

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Been working on an interesting project lately, the blank was blown with rice and hemp.

Eat it, smoke it, surf it.

The hand mixed Japanese foam is a soft milky brown that goes a lighter shade when exposed to the light, opposite to a polyurethane blank.

Small bubbles in the hand mixed foam show up like freckles.

The fish shaped quad fin has inlaid abalone shell and cedar logo.

A little invention which I have been working on is a balsa fin plug support that spreads the load of the fins out onto the board and strengthens the plugs.

After a little investigation into fin plug damage (90% of all surfboard repairs, according to a local ding shop) I have been told that the styrene escaping from the resin creates a fine separation between the plug and the resin that is supposed to support them.

Coating the plug with a thin layer of laminating resin then allowing it to go off before they are inserted allows the styrene to escape from around the plastic, then when the plugs are inserted into into the balsa support plate, the bond is the strongest that I have been able to achieve for a plug system.

Advantages of the Fin Plug Support (FPS)

Separate 10 mm thick balsa base that allows the fin angles to be adjusted when inserted.

FPS is installed under glass. Strengthens and reduces movement of the fin plugs.

Spreads the load from the fins out onto the board connecting the power of the fins to the board for a better, crisper surfing feeling.