Another Melbourne Workshop

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Wooden Surfboard Days Australia

Learn more at:

www.thealleyfishfry.blogspot.com

www.woodensurfboards.blogspot.com

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Sydney 1 HWS workshop update

Another great workshop and another batch of boards and buddies made. Here are some shots from the weekend, hopefully we’ll have some of these babies glassed, wet, and dropping in soon. Will keep you posted… For those on the Sydney workshop waitlist, we’ve not forgotten about you. Keep checking in as we’re arranging workshop number two.

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Oregon College of Arts and Crafts UPDATE

Sorry this took so long. But here’s a nice little sample of the scene. A great workshop. Thanks everybody!

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3-4 Day Workshop in Sydney, NSW

ANNOUNCING A WORKSHOP In AUSTRALIA SOLD OUT

DATE: February 17th-19th, 2012

You know where this is
I took this photo myself  (with ScreenGrab off Wikipedia)

The Venue: TBD (But somewhere in the Southern Suburbs of Sydney)

The Host: Mick “Slatz” Slattery of Surf for Sanity or SFS (squared). SFS (squared) is all about the freedom that surfing gives you. It has been somewhat of a formula for 4 mates for over 15 years, where we could just jump in the car, strap some boards to the roof, $10 in our pockets and just wing it the whole way up the coast, surfing, skating, and sleeping under the stars. Check out his awesome blog here: surfforsanity.com.au

The Price: Total Workshop price is calculated as $400 + $50/foot

What’s included: One of Rich’s design templates, all the wood that you’ll need (sustainably harvested Paulownia and cedar), a rocker table, all tools (but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them), glues, and fasteners.

What’s NOT included: Food (bring your own or get locally), lodging (see above), fiber-glassing, & fins (I will advise on fins and fin placement and you may use excess wood for shaping fins, but fins are not technically included)

SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 participants so reserve your spot early by making a deposit using the PayPal button below. Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel, fully refunded if we do. The balance (full payment) must be received 14 days prior to the workshop. There may be a minimum number threshold and in cases where the workshop is SOLD OUT there will be a reserve list.

3-4 Day Workshop Sydney, NSW
3-4 Day Workshop Sydney, NSW
Date:We are currently considering adding another workshop on a later date. Email rich at treetosea.org to get on the reserve list and I'll keep you posted.
Price: $50 (button makes deposit in USD only, balance due 14-days prior to workshop)

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Another Workshop in Olde England

ANNOUNCING A 3-DAY WORKSHOP ON THE COAST OF WALES

 

The Venue: The venue for this workshop is a an old converted Victorian coach house on the west coast of Wales. The workspace is heated and has a sound-system, a large kitchen, toilets, a bar, and also provides an option to move out into an adjacent courtyard if it’s warm enough outside.

Also available as an option, is an attached B&B. See William’s House of Solva website for more information about that (cheaper options are also available in the area).

The Host: The host for this workshop is professional woodworker/boatbuilder and surfer, Paul Reisberg. You can check out his boatbuilding, sailing, and sailing blog here.  Paul will be your point of contact and can advise you with local knowledge such as lodging (if neccessary),  directions, parking, restaurants, and secret spots. Connect with Paul via email.

The Price: Total Workshop price is calculated as £250+32/foot

What’s included: One of Rich’s design templates (or custom designs are available for $50 arranged ahead of time), pre-cut internal frames, all the wood that you’ll need (sustainably harvested Paulownia and cedar), a rocker table, all tools (but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them), glues, and fasteners, finboxes and board vents.

What’s NOT included: Food (bring your own or get locally), lodging (see above), epoxy fiberglassing, & fins (I assume you’ll be glassing on your fins, and can advise on fins and fin placement. You may use excess wood for shaping fins, but fins are not technically included)

SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 participants so reserve your spot early by making a £32 deposit (non-refundable if you cancel, fully refunded if we do) using the PayPal button below. The balance (full payment) must be received 2-weeks prior to the workshop (July 29th, 2011). There will be a reserve list.

See the previous Solva Workshop here

3-Day workshop Pembrokeshire Coast UK
3-Day workshop Pembrokeshire Coast UK
Date: Aug. 12-15th , 2011 Contact rich@treetosea.org to get on the reserve list.
Price: $32 (button makes deposit only, balance due 2-weeks prior to workshop)

First choose a board, then click "£32 Deposit only button" :

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3-Day workshop in New England (NH)

ANNOUNCING A 3-DAY WORKSHOP IN CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING RESCHEDULED please contact the host, Carl Mahlstedt, to stay posted…

 

We've done Ye Olde England, Now howza about some Nova Anglia?

The Venue: The venue for this workshop is Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber – a working sawmill and lumber yard near Concord, NH (See the map here). Goosebay Sawmill & Lumber Inc. is a family owned and operated New Hampshire corporation that has been in business over 30 years.  Goosebay supplies stock and trade and sells as a wide variety of of exotic woods to cabinetmakers, contractors, artisans, part-time woodworkers, hobbyists, and now wood surfers far and wide. At Goosebay we’ll have access to a range of power tools, racks of wood, and a wide open workshop.

The Host: The host for this workshop is Goosebay owner and professional sawyer Carl Mahlstedt. Carl will be your point of contact and can advise you with local knowledge such as lodging (if neccessary),  directions, parking, restaurants, and all things wood. Connect with Carl via email

The workspace at Goose Bay Sawmill

The Price: Total Workshop price is calculated as $400 (tuition) + $50/foot (materials) (See dropdown menu below).

What’s included: One of Rich’s design templates, pre-cut internal frames, all the wood that you’ll need (sustainably harvested Paulownia and cedar), a rocker table, all tools (but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them), glues, and fasteners.

What’s NOT included: Food (bring your own or get locally), lodging (see above), epoxy fiberglassing, & fins (I assume you’ll be glassing on your fins, and can advise on fins and fin placement. The idea is that this is a STRIP & FEATHER WORKSHOP. That means I’ll teach all about the method and walk you through the entire Strip & Feather part. The parts that are not unique to the method (i.e sanding, glassing, and fin installment are technically no different than any other method so are not included). This workshop focuses on the Strip & Feather method that you’ll not get anywhere else than a T2S workshop. You may use excess wood for shaping fins, but fins are not technically included)

SPACE IS LIMITED to 10 participants so reserve your spot early by making a $50 deposit (non-refundable if you cancel, fully refunded if we do) using the PayPal button below. The balance (full payment) must be received 1-week prior to the workshop (Fri., July 15th). I will send an invoice for the balance due on Thurs, July 14th.

If there is sufficient interest in an SUP and enough time, I’d be willing to design a custom SUP for this workshop. Let me know ASAP if your interested in participating on the design process.

3-Day Workshop NH
3-Day Workshop NH
Date:Currently Being re-scheduled for late-summer Send host an email to stay posted
Available Qty: 7
Price: $50 (button makes deposit only, balance due 5-days prior to workshop)

First choose a board, then click "$50 Deposit only button" :

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Melbourne Australia Workshop Update

After two days on planes we were back at it. This time down on the Mornington Peninsula. The host, Robert had done a great job converting his carport into a T2S workshop workshop. The Australian grown Paulownia had arrived nice and stacked from the mill. The Epoxy was on the shelf. Two days, a case of Broo (thanks Gary), and four boards emerged. Two more days, another case of Broo (thanks again Gary), and four more wooden boards headed for the Australia lineup (not to mention 8 less plastic and foamies).

Many thanks to Robert, Adam, Angus, Chris, Craig, Gary, Matt, Mick, Paul, & Wazza. I had a great time with you and your boards!

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Workshop Announcement Oregon Coast

ANNOUNCING A 4-Day Workshop on the Oregon Coast (June 2-5, 2011) SOLD OUT

I’ve been asked to deliver a special Visiting Artists workshop at the highly regarded Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. Here is the page from their course catalog.

Anyone interested in attending this workshop should register and pay for the course ONLY via the OCAC registration page (scroll down to the “wood” section) and the materials fee ONLY using the button below (both separate payments must be made in-full by May 20, 2011 in order to reserve your spot). FYI: There is a $20 discount for registering before May 5th. See OCAC registration page for details.

4-Day Oregon Coast Workshop Materials Fee
4-Day Oregon Coast Workshop Materials Fee
Date: June 2-5th 2011 SOLD OUT First choose the board you'd like to build from my Template Shop then come back here and select it from the dropdown list. Use this button for paying the Materials fee ONLY.
Price: $0.00
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Solva, UK workshop update

In the beginning, there was wood. And then I said, let there be frames… and there were frames. I looked at those frames and said; “It is good.” But instead of seven days, we took three. And instead of it All, we created ten.

On the first day we drank Epoxy & Red Bull shots. On the second, we created dust. And from those vast clouds, on the third day, the sun emerged, so we rested. With the power invested in us by our gracious hosts (and an awesome table saw) we pulled it off.

To the disciples, Paul, Sarah, Roland, Florian, Kjell, David, Mitch, Tom, Chris, and Andrew, I say well done. And to Father Hesbrunt and Mother Lynn, I extend the highest debt and gratitude. Thank you all for a wonderful experience!

To view photos, click on one, use the arrows to scroll, and then click again to close. There are two pages…

 

 

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