Alaia Shapers Workshop

Posted in: News, Uncategorized by Richard Harvey on October 17, 2009

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Nearly 30 enthusiastic students and a few teachers from Marymount College at Burleigh joined the wooden surfboard experience by shaping timber Alaia’s as a part of their wood working class.

Girls and guys all had a go at shaping the design, with some great results.

With the plan shapes cut out, cleaned up and the rails starting to take shape, the end of the next class will see quite a few finished Alaia’s hitting the water soon after.

Interest is coming from more schools, so I will keep you posted on the developments.

For those wanting paulownia timber of different dimensions and qualities for that special board including cedar stringers, it is available on request.

On a separate area with paulownia, lots of new blanks are arriving in the next few days. The stock turns over pretty quickly but I can set aside a blank.

And as a bonus for those wanted to get an Alaia surfboard, I have limited times when I will help those interested to shape their own under my guidance, all for the same price as buying one off the rack. This is a gem of a christmas pressie

Time from start to finish including oiling and logos a little over 4 hours. Appointments are essential so please email or call for more details. Mob 0414 557624