So I have been working on getting a forum or message board in place because this blog doesn't really have the capability I need to effectively communicate with all you Surfcraft Enthusiasts. Well, it's finally done. Hoping you guys will embrace this. I'll do my best to answer any questions.
Also, if any of you guys are interested in helping me moderate this forum, create an account and email me. Your help would be great.
Actually put this together a while back, but wasn't sure if I would use it or not. But after some consideration, I think it might work for some boards. What do you think? I still need to make a silk screen for this.
When making my logos, I originally used a laser printer to print onto the rice paper. I didn't have a bubble jet printer, so I went ahead and tried the laser. I was concerned that the rice paper would just melt, but it didn't. The only thing is it didn't print out as dark as I wanted to. Might of been my old printer... So I went with the real way - silk screening the logo. Not only did it turn dark and crisp, it was a lot easier than I had thought.
If any of you are interested in creating your own logo design for your boards, I used this thing called PhotoEZ to make my silk screens. Really easy!!! Just print out your logo on regular paper and expose it to the sun to develop it. Here is the link: http://ezscreenprint.com/photoezstarterkits.aspx
Also, if you need rice paper, I went to Micheals and purchased a roll of it (probably about 10 feet of it) for only $12.00. I think you can pick it up at any art store. The rice paper will turn transparent when you glass it.
The buddies over at Almond Surfboards is going to be opening up their first shop sometime in March! I have been following their blog for a while now and am just really stoked to see them reach their dreams. Not only do they make great surfboards, but their art is just beautiful. Keep up the good work Dave. We at BoardSide support you man (Of course when I say "We" it's really is just me at BoardSide).
It took me a while to complete this, but here it is. All done - the blunt nose longboard. This is for a friend of mine, so I haven't even taken it out yet for a ride. But I am hoping it's going to ride great....Hope she likes it. Here are the specs: