Fish Fry Interview

Posted in: Fish, News, Surfboard, Wooden Surfboards & Alias by Richard Harvey on June 24, 2010 | No Comments

Recently published clip on You Tube with an interview by Grant Newby at the Currumbin Fish Fry.

The easy way to find it is to Type in Richard Harvey Fish Fry in your You Tube search.

Fin Daze

Posted in: News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on June 13, 2010 | No Comments

Several fins projects that have been hanging around for a while are nearing completion.

Batik fabric inlay into clear glass with yellow tint outside layers.

Rising Fist – Cedar and balsa laser cut solid timber glass-on single fin.  Even though timber fins have weight when on dry land, their buoyancy adds a lighter feel when in the water.

Cedar and balsa laser cut Hawaiian floral timber fin.

Solid glass box fin – hand cut out of palm tree with yellow tinted glitter  fill resin and red highlights.

Quad fish and Mini Simmons pics

Posted in: model, News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on June 6, 2010 | No Comments

Snapped a couple of pics of some recent production, both quad fish and mini Simmons.

Balsa Rail Quad Fish

Posted in: News, Surfboard, Wooden Surfboards & Alias by Richard Harvey on May 27, 2010 | No Comments

The beginning and the end result of a beautiful soulful quad fish. 5’9″ x 20 1/2″ x 2 5/8″

Balsa rails, light concave vee and removable fin system.

First one sold after 3 days on the gallery floor. Next one same dimensions, different logos. Available in solid balsa with cedar stringers.

The new Performer

Posted in: model, News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on May 24, 2010 | No Comments

There are definitely some advantage of having a dad for a shaper. Chad’s new longboard. 9’1″ x 22 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ Twin concave vee with a long flow through single nose concave. Performer Model with nice laminated timber tail block and classic pinlines.

Bonzer 5

Posted in: News, Surfboard, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on April 12, 2010 | No Comments

Just shaped a stringerless Bonzer 5. It’s going to have hardbond rails with some yellow tint bonzer fins and an unusual treatment to the timber single fin. Glassing the hardbond rails today and then will upload those pics. With all the talk about finless boards, I think a lot of the modern version are derived from the Campbell’s original Bonzer. Check their site at

Timber Fish bottom completed and rails started

Posted in: News, Projects, Surfboard, Wooden Surfboards & Alias by Richard Harvey on March 28, 2010 | No Comments

A  friend in Sydney, Peter Janecek, recently bought a Grain timber surfboard kit, a 6′ Wherry fish. After opening the kit and discovering the complexity of building one, he has sent it up to me and over the next couple of months I will put it together. I’ll be taking progress photos all the way along, and will load them onto the website when I have something to show.

The first step is to glue the keel and the cross pieces together. Ensuring the bottom of the pieces are straight and aligned. Even though the pieces are computer cut and small adjustments can be made without difficulty, care is needed, as a twist in the internal frame will be carried throughout the finished board. More pics as I progress.

Have now laminated all the bottom planks together. The first centre planks were done with clamps and timber cross pieces that stop the planks springing up.But the last two side pieces were done separately. For those trying it this way they will save the expense of clamps and it was help in place with good old masking tape. The technique is to tape the join lengthways on the side you want to be the outside of the deck. This will then fold down when moved over the edge of the bench, opening up the join for glueing but still keeping the plank in place. Once the glue is applied it is then taped back into place as per the photo. I think all the planks can be done this way.

Takes more time but gets a cleaner result. Like the old saying “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”

Had a change of plan regarding the construction technique, originally, the kit said a rocker table was needed and a bunch of clamps, quite a lot of fussing around. I thought it could be put together with a much simpler method and no need for all those clamps, just some pins and a roll of masking tape. Using new narrower planks, 4 mm thick and glued individually as the wider slab of 6 mm thick timber wouldn’t bend, but the 4 mm thick done individually worked well. So here are some pics of the bottom deck being attached then the rails have been started. Also some fancy laser cut logo inserted into the centre stringer. Still a long way to go, but coming together without the need for all the extra gear.

Shapers Workshop

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It has been a good project and now has been completed. The Shapers Workshop DVD covers the shaping bay, tools, blanks, techniques for shaping both foam and timber Alaias. The price is $39.95 which include postage to anywhere in Australia. Overseas postage depends on the destination. Will upload a section of the DVD shortly

Noosa Festival of Surfing – Charity Auction

Posted in: Art, News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on March 11, 2010 | No Comments

As I have done last year, I am again donating a piece of art on a board supplied by sponsor Global Surf Industries to be auctioned off at the Noosa Festival of Surfing.

Called “Tip Time” it is what most surfers dream about, pleanty of empty waves to be shared with friends.

Pics of the Mini Simmons

Posted in: Harvey, model, News, Surfboard by Richard Harvey on January 25, 2010 | No Comments

Finally got some pics of the Mini Simmons (had a camera meltdown).

5’6″ x 20″ Some of the features are a high low rail, double foiled cedar and glass fins, yellow resin tint.

More coming through the factory now.