A complete guide to building a chambered wood surfboard using cedar two by fours or similar stock. This book includes layout, assembly, shaping, and chambering instructions to build your own 8' CedarGlide(r) Mini Longboard. This particular method is a very classic way to build a hand-tooled wooden surfboard, with a few modern ideas and a slew of tips and tricks to make the process easy for the beginner using just a few tools, or the handyman who has everything. They are more rigid and durable than most modern surfboards and, with proper care, they will be a truly Timeless design than can be cherished for many, many year
Building Your Hollow Wood Stand-Up Paddleboard. A guide to building a hollow cedar S.U.P. using 1/4" cedar planking covering a thin plywood frame featuring our patented rail construction method, making the building process easier and allows for a better finished product. Plans are available for instant download with proof of purchase (details inside) and free real time help from the author through email to help you through the build process, along with the Timeless Surf Forum's online community to share information and updates.
Detailed instructions to design, build, fiberglass and finish a solid, lightweight, beautiful, wooden surfboard
Author: Dan Kieran
Publisher: Unbound Publishing
The Surfboard is Dan Kieran's account of a week he spent in Cornwall building a seven-foot surfboard, even though he had never surfed a day in his life. He did this at a time when he felt he had reached his personal and professional limits: he needed to find a way to break through. Interspersed with the story of making the board – the intricate craft he had to learn, and the clarity of mind that came with that challenge – are the reflections on the obstacles, rewards and realisations he encountered while starting and running a successful business. This startlingly honest book is a finely crafted meditation on the importance of making things for their own sake and pushing beyond our preconceived limitations.
Author: George Orbelian
Essential Surfing is the standard reference on surfboard design and equipment. Detailed breakdowns and direct correlations between surfboard design features and surfing performance explain what, why and how surfboard design features influence the surfer’s ride. In depth surfboard design information was compiled over decades of research testing board designs in various wave types and sizes with experienced surfers, surfboard design professionals and material manufacturers. In addition to an overview of surfing equipment the book also provides the reader with an understanding of elements critical and unique to surfing that should be considered by surfing enthusiasts before entering the water. Essential Surfing empowers the surfer with experience based information that typically takes years of involvement in the sport to learn.
Author: Ben Marcus, Gary Linden
Publisher: MVP Books
DIVThe history of the surfboard is one of innovation---innovation that has in turn shaped the sport of surfing. The Surfboard follows this history, from the first "wave-riding" redwood planks crafted by ancient Hawaiians to the vacuum-sealed, lightweight, "plastic fantastic" technological marvels of today.Beautifully illustrated with historical prints and engravings, as well as the latest surf photography and detailed closeups, this book documents the surfboards evolution as a perfect convergence of form and function./div
The Surfboard Book
Author: Sean McCagh
Publisher: McCagh O'Neill Pty td
How Design Drives Performance Have you ever wondered how changing design will effect the performance of a surfboard, wanted to really understand what your shaper, surf shop or mates are talking about when they discuss bottom curve or rocker, or more importantly why a particular surfboard goes really well or struggles to perform in some situations? The Surfboard Book includes advice stories and design details from some of the most experienced and credible subject experts in the history of the surfboard in Simon Anderson, Dick Brewer, Steve Lis and Bob McTavish: each are known not only as surfboard shapers and designers but as innovators with a combined design experience approaching 200 years. The Surfboard Book explains: elements of surfboard shape and their effects on performance construction types: from traditional to modern sandwich construction important material properties including environmental issues basic types or classes of surfboard and how they perform how to go about choosing or specifying your next surfboard
Author: Katy Kelleher
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Amid the sublime beauty of Maine—its primordial forests, remote lakes, rugged mountains, and craggy coastline blooms a handmade culture fed by heritage, self-sufficiency, and collaboration. Handcrafted Maine: Art, Life, Harvest & Home features lively profiles of more than twenty artists, artisans, and craftspeople—weavers and potters, a painter, an architect, a boatbuilder, a leatherworker, bakers, lobster-men, and more—at work in the woods, towns, and cities of Maine, celebrating the triumphs and challenges of entrepreneurship and independence. Including more than 225 inspiring color photographs and intimate narrative portraits, Handcrafted Maine provides a window into the inner lives of creatives and brings to life the powerful environment and spirited character that nurture the unbridled ingenuity and common-sense approach to craft and life found Down East.
Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
Everyone wants to fall in love and stay in love. Being in love is magical and wonderful. It has been said that love makes the world go 'round, which is probably true. But even more important is the fact that love makes every day richer, fuller, and more enjoyable. Quite simply, love is what makes life worth living. Unfortunately, looking for real love and a relationship that lasts can be baffling and challenging. Chad Stone's The Love Magnet Rules offers women step-by-step advice for finding their perfect romantic partner. The tips are straightforward and easy to follow. The book covers everything from how to get yourself in the mindset for love, how to talk to the opposite sex, what to do when you think you've found The One, and how to use your Love Magnet skills to keep your love alive. If you follow the guidelines found in The Love Magnet Rules, you will become a love magnet, and you will get your dream lover. "What a great book of ways to attract love to you! Chad Stone has outlined a methodical, tested way to find the love of your life. His stories-including his personal ones-are inspiring and heartwarming. The Love Magnet Rules is an easy, illuminating read not to be missed." -Kathryn Alice, author of Love Will Find You
The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues.
The Final Reckoning
Author: Chad Stone
Publisher: Tate Publishing
As he opened his door, he looked down at the new tattoo on his wrist and suddenly felt like something was very wrong— feeling that somehow, he had just taken a major step in some uncharted direction— It is the end of days; the hour written about within the teachings of most major religions of the world. It is The Final Reckoning, the hour of judgment of all Human souls. There are only a precious few who remain to be judged, before mankind is sent to its doom. This is an ominous time, when a champion of the people arises to plead with the forces of heaven for more time to prove just one of these souls, worthy of saving the entire Human Race. In return, he must make the ultimate sacrifice: his very own, soul. He is up against a powerful, rising evil force on earth that is battling for control of these last few, and he is only granted seven days. Can the impossible happen? Can one of these few unsavory people who remain, make a complete transformation of heart and soul in just seven short days and prove to be righteous enough? It is not predicted so, in fact, prophesy speaks of mass destruction. Join author Chad Stone for a story of love, faith, and redemption in The Final Reckoning.
Author: Drew Kampion
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Provides a biographical profile of legendary surfer Greg Noll and his award-winning designs for innovative and unusual surfboards, accompanied by a concise history of the evolution of surfboards and construction techniques, from ancient Hawaii to the present day, a gallery of Greg Noll surfboards, and step-by-step photo sequences of the construction process.