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Title: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: Takeo on February 19, 2013, 10:27:50 AM
Here's a guy on Oahu making broken boards into chairs, pretty neat! It needs a beer holder though  ;)

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/spo/3627835578.html (http://honolulu.craigslist.org/oah/spo/3627835578.html)
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: onshore on February 19, 2013, 11:20:07 AM
There's plenty of recyclable old windsurfing equipment around.
Title: Re: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: AJR on February 19, 2013, 12:34:46 PM
Pretty cool - he should have used shafts from broken paddles for the arms...
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: PDLSFR on February 19, 2013, 01:11:08 PM
Here's one made of some old boards (sorry my daughter would not get off the chair for a pic of just the chair).
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: suprbowl on February 19, 2013, 01:41:45 PM
Those are great! It's giving me some ideas. Craigslist here I come!

These reminded me of some stuff I found Herbie Fletcher doing. A little more abstract. He also paints on boards.
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/Herbie-Fletcher-Talks-About-His-Wrecktangle-Surfboard-Sculptures-021243239716457 (http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Article/Herbie-Fletcher-Talks-About-His-Wrecktangle-Surfboard-Sculptures-021243239716457)

http://www.herbiefletcher.com/ (http://www.herbiefletcher.com/)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/4q4qi0.jpg)
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: UDflyer on February 19, 2013, 02:06:47 PM
Heres some adirondack chairs & stools i made out of my broken wakeboards & cypress.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/20/hu9u6yne.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: AJR on February 19, 2013, 02:30:24 PM
My son's toddler bed;

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/02/20/areqebab.jpg)


It's not made of broken boards but might inspire such a creation?  Definitely recommend a wood frame and use the boards as cladding.  Any concerns with a toddler sleeping so close to the foam (fumes)?
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: blueplanetsurf on February 19, 2013, 03:56:17 PM
That's our employee, Vince making the chairs from warrantied buckled boards.
He also makes some really nice carbon gopro handles from our recycled carbon shaft cutoffs.
He basically mounts a fcs plug on one end and a leash plug on the other.  The handles are super light, strong, they float and are very popular.  We will post them on our website soon.
Here are some pictures:
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: stoneaxe on February 19, 2013, 04:23:22 PM
Nice work all.....I haven't worked in foam and fiberglass but if my 12-6 snaps again I know what to do with it... :)

Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: blueplanetsurf on February 19, 2013, 05:27:43 PM
Here are a few more chairs that Vince made, the last one is made from a broken skimboard.
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: Takeo on February 19, 2013, 05:33:11 PM
Cool stuff Robert!  I also like the GoPro handles, I thought of doing that since I also collect cutoffs from our local shop.  I don't use the GoPro handheld though but maybe I could make an extended mount for my board, I'll try!
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: stoneaxe on February 20, 2013, 02:01:32 PM
Anybody with a broken board in the northeast that doesn't want it let me know...it would be interesting to make something. I've built a few chairs but all from wood.
Morris ispired with a little asian flare
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa317/stoneaxe/the-chair001-1.jpg)
Arts and Crafts Adirondack for my wife
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa317/stoneaxe/suechairsm.jpg)

Funny..I had to dig into my old photobucket account for these pics and you can see the change in my interests from woodworking to SUP over the course of a year or so....all because I built a couple of paddles. First almost all woodworking, then a mix for a bit marrying the two interests...then all SUP. I haven't touched my tools in ages....bought a big brand new band saw just before I found SUP.....collecting dust in the shed. I am building a collection of antique handtools to possibly use when I get too old to paddle but hope that day never comes.

BTW....any big guys that are tired of breaking store bought easy chairs after a couple of years and want to build a chair that will last generations I have the plans I created for that 1st chair. All pegged or wedged mortice and tenon, no screws, or nails and it would take a bomb to break it.

I'd like to see Raf's take on a surf/SUP chair....amazing woodwork (beautiful whale tail chair in his shop) and he shapes...be cool to see the fusion.
Title: Re: Recycle your broken boards
Post by: Weed on February 20, 2013, 07:15:11 PM
They would make good headstones when the day comes. Just saying...
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