|like the Phoenix, Mere-Made surfboards regenerate|
dimensions: 6'0 x 19 1/2 x 2 1/2
[completed in August 2015]
The story: Mark is more than a returning customer. He has more Mere-Made surfboards in his quiver than anybody else (except my husband). One day, his latest shortboard (a collector shaped with Axel Lorentz, see the story here) snapped in two pieces. I immediately fixed his Mere-Made quiver with another one!
The shape: the board I had to replicate had been shaped with the help of Axel Lorentz. It was a very technical shape because of an special edge on the bottom rail and the double wings. It was the opportunity for me to see if I had assimilated his valuable teaching.. and I could shape that board on my own. used the same template, the same tools and it ended up pretty much the same. Except it was a bit thiner than the original. So I did it again and I got it right, I think :)
The artwork: in order to remember the late board, we went for the same artwork but different colors and a matching lighting bolt per Mark special request.
|measuring for replicating (Photo: Laurent Chantegros)|
|Photo: Laurent Chantegros|
|broken vs new (Photo: Laurent Chantegros)|