Randy Rarick is one of the best on the planet at restoring surfboards. These are pictures of the finished product. From now on I will be featuring more pictures of future projects as he supplies them.
Our records show that this board that is numbered 4915, is a 9-10 that was ordered May 5th, 1967.
If you want a restoration done, Randy is located on Oahu, Hawaii. If you live on the mainland, getting the board back and forth will not be cheap.
This is a one of a kind 11 piece tail block on the wall hanger. The thin pieces took about 2 hours to cut because they kept dissolving in the saw. The idea was to have the center be a 1/32″ basswood bordered by 3/64″ redwood and this was bordered by 5/32″ balsas that had 3/64″ redwoods on either side. This center concoction emulates the center stringers of the board’s T-Band.
My electrician’s new addition to his home. And those racks look pretty good too.
Seal Beach Barber Shop owner proudly displays his new wall hanger.
This one is a wall hanger.
And I now offer 8 quarter (about 1 7/8″ thick) hard rock maple racks to display your prized board on your wall.
Here is part of the process of assembling after about a day cutting out and sanding.
This is a mortise & tenon joint.
Finished rack. Of coarse there is another to make a pair.
The rice paper laminates were copied from my artwork and here is what they looked like.
The board finally was completed. Waterman’s Guild did a superb job, as I expected.
Several months ago I was getting my hair cut at the Seal Beach Barber Shop that had just changed ownership and had a complete face lift. The new owner, Mike Schafer, is really into cars and is in the final stages of restoring a 1961 Chevrolet Impalla SS convertable with the 409 engine. There were only 142 of these made. Remember the Beach Boys, “She’s real fine, my 409?”
This is what one looks like.
We got to talking and decided that it would be neat if I would make a copy of a 1961 surfboard from my collection and make a surfboard to use as a sign inside of his shop that has the feel of the Impalla.
So I taught myself using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, how to replicate the logos in the rear of the side flair. That was a huge project in itself, but I learned a lot.
And the surfboard was to look like this drawing I did.