The Process: Crafting a Handmade Surfboard from Scrap Wood

created at: 04/29/2014

ManMade reader and filmmaker Alessandro Rodrigues got together with his buddy to create “Against the Grain,” a film documenting the process of making a wooden surfboard from scratch.   The video details the process from gluing up the blank, cutting the form, then shaping the wood by hand so that it can cut through the water efficiently. 

I’m guessing that beer at 1:30 wore off by the time the glue dried and the shaping started, but do be careful about drinking and power tools, please 🙂 

Thanks for sharing, Alessandro! See more of his work here: