Sunday, November 16, 2008

Removing the hight points

The below picture is an example that even after you hand select ever surface ply excluding any inconsistent wood patterns and pick desirable grains to be pressed. However even after each top and bottom ply go through an industrial sanding machine that there is difference in how the tighter grain takes pressure then the light grain.

Boards are sorted into two groups. Riders and hangers. I'm very critical about this process. Then boards are broken down twice again. Stains and paints. A finger tip examination is concluded. If a board has slightest of inconstancy that you'd never see but I can feel with my fingertips, the board is rejected and will get painted. Then the paint boars are broke down into two groups from there; boards to be painted light or dark.

All this is done after each top and bottom ply is hand selected, sanded 3 times in an industrial sanding machine and expertly sandwich for pressing.

Paint boards are silver base coated then sanded till almost all the paint is gone. Remaining pain is in the low points. Once again this difference is 1/4 the thickness of a human hair. But I can feel it and that makes all the difference.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm the factory: updates and whatnot

Over the last 7 weeks I've been some slow downs in production and delivery dates due to shop issues. There is often only me doing it all. From raw blob to fine created board out the door. Right now while I'm having some discomfort production is slowed and some shipping commitments have exceeded there dates. That is being corrected.

Understand if I sell a board that once inspected for shipping has a shelf mark and or scuff, there is no touching it up. Due to the lengthy, detailed process of automotive type finishings, paint, silkscreening and airbrushing that a board has to be redone. I often remake boards that sold at $75 to make sure you get a $150 paint job.

Shirts: We've branched out into shirts since you cannot wear a deck around your neck because people would fling bottles at you. At first we brought the shirts production in house but I've only so much time. It took a month nearly of disappointment till I found a printer that can meet my expectations on quality. All shirts have shipped currently

Nude Pinup unfortunately behind schedule. This is due to me being a detail freak and wanting it to be right. I expect a shipping date of 11/23 or before.

The shirts are as well very low production runs. Please note that once they are gone, I wont be making more. This is because I've other designs ready for there spot in the sun.

I apologize for delays, and please know your wait wont go unnoticed. Need anything, let me know.

And when I saw we, I mean myself. We just sounds more official.

Thank you,

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Skull print: Some remain

Limited edition silkscreen print. The total size is 15.75" tall and 6.38" wide/Silkscreen black archival ink on non acid Stratmore Bristol board 440. A bit of overkill but I hate when paper gets creased.

I guarantee this print will be nearly as fine as a digitial geclee print and that it will be razor crisp.

Numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,23 & 30 are sold

$23 shipped.