Bellyboard Shaping Day
The day will be run be run by myself, Patrick Boothman. I am a qualified Design & Technology teacher with five years experience of shaping finless wooden surf craft. I have run a handful of bellyboard shaping days recently with 100% satisfactory feedback.
The aim of the day is to make an Obeche belly board. Like the ones in the link. http://sawboards.co.uk/blog/obeche-bellyboards/
or for a Cedar bellyboard (same dimensions, different wood, different price). Over the course of the 6 hour day I will help you to achieve the various stages in shaping a board, cutting the template, shaping the nose and rails as well as forming the deck and hull. It is the intention that from the initital blank a board will be created and oiled, within one day.
I am based just outside of the market town of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Whilst not on the coast we are never for from the coast in any direction. The day will be run on my grounds (hopefully outside) but if the weather conspires otherwise we can always shape inside. Sawboards is based at Stoneditch Farm, Narberth SA67 8BU.
For this round of work shops I have only 3 dates available. They are;
Saturday 8 July 2017
Saturday 15th July 2017
Saturday 22nd July 2017
The course will run from 9:00am- 11:00am (Coffee break) 11:30-1:30 (Packed lunch BYO) then 2:30pm-4:30pm.
I have 3 bellyboard blanks available;
The price of the Cedar blank, and bellyboard shaping day is £100. The price of the Obeche blank and bellyboard shaping day is £80. These will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Payment will be made by Paypal before hand to reserve a blank and date.
To go about booking a place simply click on one of the links below. Once you have clicked on one of the links you will see a screen similar to the image below, once you have clicked on the “next” button you will be directed to another page. In the “Add a note” section please write the date you wish to attend the course.
To purchase an Obeche blank and reserve a date from the above list, click on this link and add the date you prefer in the “notes” section. In the “Add a note” section please write the date you wish to attend the course.
To purchase a Cedar blank and reserve a date from the above list, click on this link and add the date you prefer in the “notes” section. In the “Add a note” section please write the date you wish to attend the course.
Upon receiving your funds I will e-mail to make contact and remove your date from the list of those available. I will require at least 24 hours notice to organise a workshop and money sent will not be returned should you not be able to attend the date you selected, we can however make alternative arrangements if needed.