Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Fresh bait waitin' to snag some Northern Atoll grinds. These fish are so beautiful and you can jag 'em... with a bit of practice. The Maldivians are pretty serious about not catching bait fish with nets, so it can be quite tricky landing one of these suckers - keeping 'em alive is a whole 'nother story.

We had plenty'o fakies on hand, too.

Monday, October 22, 2007


Exotic woods are a touchy subject - aesthetically beautiful, but often endangered or irresponsibly harvested. Here is a fat stack of 100% salvaged Brooklyn exotica. Live and direct - saved from the garbage bin and ready for a second chance to shred.

Above is a selection of Bloodwood, Tigerwood, Teak, Peruvian Walnut, Paduke & African Mahogany. They are ready to be sliced and sanded - I'm thinking my landlady is gonna love my new stash - especially the hum of my bandsaw crankin' on a Sunday morning.

Ok so my bandsaw is pretty quiet, but check out these twin keels. Shown above are (from top to bottom) Bloodwood, Peruvian Walnut & Tigerwood. Now it's time to foil. The Walnut is by far going to be the easiest to sand. No grinder right now, but my orbital sander should cover it. I'll throw a 60-grit on and post up when they're ready for glassin'