Building the Decennial Board

Blending ten years of technology and craft with some methods from our days in the basement.

Building the Decennial Board

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This time of year, when the days are cold and the nights long, we often find ourselves in the shop, dreaming and scheming about our next boards. I love this process we've created for building surfboards and all of us here at Grain are passionate about pushing it forward, making it better and getting more people picking up a spokeshave. It's a truly rewarding experience.

With ten solid years behind us, I couldn't help looking back at our roots this year and at some of the early boards. It makes me smile to think about all the things we've tried as we evolved this process, and it helps to remind me just how far we've come. For a special project, we thought it a fitting time to marry the old with the new. I chose one of our most loved and advanced shapes, the Cutwater, and added to it some of the details that made our first board so uniquely nautical: black deck seams and bronze fasteners on a deck of salvaged red cedar and "hull" of locally grown northern white cedar.

It's going into the glassing room this week, but for now, here's a sneak peak of the board under construction. We plan to build no more than five of these Decennial Boards with a price tag ranging from $4000-$5000 depending on the board model. For more information, shoot us an email at info@grainsurfboards.com.

Sometimes You Can't Help but Look Back...

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by Mike

This time of year, when the days are cold and the nights long, we often find ourselves in the shop, dreaming and scheming about our next boards. I love this process we've created for building surfboards and all of us here at Grain are passionate about pushing it forward, making it better and getting more people picking up a spokeshave. It's a truly rewarding experience.

With ten solid years behind us, I couldn't help looking back at our roots this year and at some of the early boards. It makes me smile to think about all the things we've tried as we evolved this process, and it helps to remind me just how far we've come. For a special project, we thought it a fitting time to marry the old with the new. I chose one of our most loved and advanced shapes, the Cutwater, and added to it some of the details that made our first board so uniquely nautical: black deck seams and bronze fasteners on a deck of salvaged red cedar and "hull" of locally grown northern white cedar.

It's going into the glassing room this week, but for now, here's a sneak peak of the board under construction. We plan to build no more than five of these Decennial Boards with a price tag ranging from $4000-$5000 depending on the board model. For more information, shoot us an email at info@grainsurfboards.com.

Sometimes You Can't Help but Look Back...

mike.png

by Mike