Sunday, February 13, 2011

Surfs Up!

Just because I am way past in the mood for warmer weather, I’m sharing pictures of Auto Body son’s latest project. 

A surfboard!  Isn’t that what every Chicago suburbanite needs? 

But this isn’t just any surfboard.  It’s a made from scratch mini-board.

It’s about 3 feet long and made from foam overlaid with fiberglass and paint.  What looks like wood, isn’t.  It’s paint!  Amazing!  I would think it’s amazing even if it wasn’t my son.

Surf board 2-12-11

Surf board 2-12-11 (2)

And to finish it off, what every good surfboard needs, a polished aluminum fin.  The picture below shows the metal flake green color the best.

Surf board 2-12-11 (3)

What a fun project.  He’s making it for a charity auction at the Chicago World of Wheels show.  If you happen to be in attendance, bid often and bid a lot!

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