Sunday, September 25, 2011
We've had a lot of rain here the past week. like non stop for three four days. I checked the surf evening after work and saw this piece of lumber in the shorebreak. There are tons and tons of old old ship wreaks off our coast. I'd like to know what this tree was used for cause you can see hack marks where it has been cut. I don't know maybe its just a tree that fell down and got washed up but you never know...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hurricane Irene sucked...a lot of us here were talking (complaining) about how slow the swell season has been thus far this year, including myself. Well all it took was cat 1 to shut us all up that is for sure. It felt as though the businesses here on Ocracoke took the hardest hit from the storm. Not the 95 mph winds and tropical rain but the island is basically shut down to everyone but residents and has been since landfall last Friday. Where most businesses here look forward to Labor day weekend to being the last "hoorah" of their season Irene pretty much took all hopes of going out the summer on a high note and left us all scratching our heads and down in the dumps. The last time the outer banks were effected in such a way was hurricane Isabel. Everyone is talking about how long it took for the workers to get highway 12 back up and running (the one road that connects the entire stretch of the islands), I just hope that they work a lot quicker than they did after that storm. I'm being optimistic though. Had a great surf this morning with Bob and Mikey and I feel as though Isabel was a good learning experience on what needs to get done and what kind of timeframe would be reasonable to look toward. Its a day by day situation however and not too much we all can do but listen to and read the bulletin's being posted daily.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Well, I've been shaping quite a bit recently. (if only i had a few foam blanks to whittle at).....
I've been able to experiment with a few new outlines and shaping methods over the past couple of days thanks to my rekindled love for southeastern pine.
With only my jigsaw and power sander. That's right, no circular sander, grinder, drill press, or even power plainer. I've been able to shape quite a few "hand plains" that I cannot wait to finnish and eventually take to the sea.
Stay tuned to ASM if you want to see where these shapes are taken.....