Author: HeadShaper

Marching to a different wood

Project hunting is rewarding.  Every time I find something good, the benefits begin to gather. I stumbled onto the cajon goal when I was searching for a used (cheap) conga drum.  I then wondered how difficult it would be to build my own. That took me to  My suspicions were confirmed about turning a large cylinder and stretching an animal skin or sheet of vinyl over it.   Time-consuming, tool-needing and expensive were the descriptions that came to mind. Along the way, however, images, advertisements and video clips flashed before my eyes and teased about the simplicity of constructing...

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Shallow waters offer adventure

Never tried skimboarding? It’s pretty easy. Even if it weren’t, taking a nose dive into the sand will probably bruise the ego more than the face. So, don’t be afraid of making a splash, so to speak. “Skimboarding is one of the most exhilarating and adrenaline-fueled sports, but as with skiing, surfing, skating and any other sporting activity that requires balance, you also end up falling from time to time,” says in The Complete Guide for Learning to Skimboard. “When you’re learning to skimboard… you’ll end up falling quite frequently. Fortunately, the soft, dampened sand of a skimboard...

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A long exotic ride in the making

Each Seawood skateboard is laminated with fiberglass for added strength. Beautiful exotic woods cut into sturdy strips provide the color to make a museum quality longboard. This one includes purple heart, satinwood (yellow heart), tropical walnut and lyptus, a hybrid of eucalyptus and other plentiful, plantation-raised trees to ensure sustainability. The accompanying short board is destined to glide around concrete bowls at several local skate...

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Gliding atop a thin film of water

Some skimboarders have taken the sport to an incredible level with the application of superior skills. You can see them riding their flat vehicles toward incoming waves and turning 180 degrees to ride those waves back onto the shore. Often those turns shoot a majestic, multicolored spray and land them slotted in the barrel that results from a pitching lip. What better way to make the scene doubly incredible than to have the liquid carved by a Seawood skimboard! Although we have none in stock at the time of this writing, you can check our ONLINE STORE to see if any have been...

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Kids hit park with short stripes

The skateboard division of Seawood Longboards occasionally creates a short board for other-than-cruising purposes. In a recent outing, the head shaper’s offspring tested out their own personal striped vehicles. It was a successful adventure… at least until the young riders became fatigued and hungry. Then the wood-grain decks got doused with tears. Reduced-length skateboards with Seawood’s trademark stripes are available through our SUPPLEMENTAL...

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Museum Quality Sports Gear

Build A Bad-Ash Boogie Board

boogie-cover-thumbIf you are looking for a simple, fast and fun project, get this 144-page BOOK of detailed instructions and a TEMPLATE for a bad-ash wood-and-foam boogie board. The template is a companion to the illustrated guide.

Build A Wooden Paddleboard

sup-cover-thumbIf you are ready to build your own wooden paddle-board from scratch, get this 216-page BOOK of detailed instructions and a TEMPLATE for a 12-foot 6-inch cruiser. The template is a companion to the illustrated guide.

Build A Wooden Surfboard

bookcoverthumb2If you are ready to build your own solid wooden surfboard from scratch, get this 170-page BOOK of detailed instructions and a TEMPLATE for a nine-footer with three fin designs included. The template is a companion to the illustrated guide.

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