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August Surfboard Making Class ... thats a wrap

Beautiful Winter Sunshiney days provided the perfect backdrop for our August Surfboard Making Class…

An eye for detail

An eye for detail

The perfect framework is an essential component

The perfect framework is an essential component

That perfect winterafternoon sunset, casting a wonderful glow

That perfect winterafternoon sunset, casting a wonderful glow

Shaping culminates all the hard work that is done before.

Shaping culminates all the hard work that is done before.

New class member, or new mascot ???

New class member, or new mascot ???

As we begin the latter part of the year, we have only 2 more classes for 2019!

Our September class begins on 26 - 29 and our

final class for the year in November 14 - 17.

If you want to do something amazing for yourself and enjoy the journey of crafting something with your own two hands, please email us and we can make this happen for you!!

A little about our Beautiful Surfboards ...

We design our surfboards with a vision of what us as surfers would like in a board. Its not just the visual , although we do think that our surfboards are ridiculously good looking, its about the performance and how they ride in the water.

The Gould

The Gould

The Gould is a cleaned up older board with a defnite 70’s vibe.

It single fin with a fuller nose outline and a tight pin tail. A low entry rocker with a flat bottom and and chimed rails.

The end result is a beautiful surfboard for all types of surfers in all types of waves .

The Dawn Surfboard

The Dawn Surfboard

The Dawn is the total package.

A classic all rounder with a concave throughh the nose , flat through the centre and rolled V in the tail.

Its a sweet reliable daily ride, the perfect workhorse

Will handle all conditions from the dribble wave to the ultimate 6 foot clean wave (and dont we wish for more of those .

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With the addition of wonderful timbers such as paulownia, cambia ash and cedar and no foam we are proud of the way our boards ride in the water .

Of course, we could go on for pages of all the finer details of our boards, but if you would like more info about our range we would love to hear from you , so send us an email and we will answer any questions you have !

A gift made from the heart ...

Our woodworking students always give us great joy when it comes to their dedication and persistence.

Bill , a Monday night student has worked tirelessly over the last few months working on a beautiful coffee table for a wonderful surprise birthday present for his wife.

Made from Melaleuca , which is part of the Myrtle tree family this elegant table uses resin as a centre feature to highlight the wonderful warm patina of the grain .

Finished off with light coats of lacquer, this gift made from the heart is one we are sure will be a treasured heirloom for many years to come.

Congratulations to Bill on such a wonderful achievement.

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capturing the light ;  a most beautiful coffee table
attention to detail, exceptional work from our woodworking students
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Creating a sideboard for the home

The sideboard or buffet or chiffonier is an integral part of the family home.

Its a place to store our beautiful crockery, silverware, glasses and all the other wonderful pieces we accrue and keep “for good” or theoretically use more often , to make every day special.

It is a really a happy storage unit, as it ideally contains all the things we hold dear and with which we use to celebrate special occasions .

The design , look feel and timber choice of the sideboard is such a personal decision.

But the end result is always stunning, a beautiful blend of craftmanship, design and ambience that

brings all the elements of a heirloom piece of furniture together.

A modern twist on sideboard living.  Beautiful clean lines with a crisp white finish.

A modern twist on sideboard living. Beautiful clean lines with a crisp white finish.

A traditional theme in this Queenslander is carried through with the use  of Queensland Maple for this sideboard with frosted glass

A traditional theme in this Queenslander is carried through with the use of Queensland Maple for this sideboard with frosted glass

Using the richness of Jarrah this sideboard featuring ample storage is a wonderful addition to this dining room .

Using the richness of Jarrah this sideboard featuring ample storage is a wonderful addition to this dining room .

Using curved legs for the feature of this Sideboard. Once again Qld Maple is used for its striking detail

Using curved legs for the feature of this Sideboard. Once again Qld Maple is used for its striking detail

What a grant statement this restored red cedar chiffonier makes.  With an impressive marble top this show pony certainly has the wow factor.

What a grant statement this restored red cedar chiffonier makes. With an impressive marble top this show pony certainly has the wow factor.

Woodworking Student restores a wonderful Silky Oak Chest of Drawers

Woodworking Student restores a wonderful Silky Oak Chest of Drawers

We have been running our popular woodworking classes for well over 10 years now and they are a great source of joy and satisfaction for not only our students for us as well.

2015 Wooden Surfboard Day -- Gold Coast Australia

2015 Wooden Surfboard Day -- Gold Coast Australia

The 2015 Wooden Surfboard Day at the Gold Coast was held on what was most likely the most perfect winters day.  

The Global Surfer and Making a Hollow Wooden Surfboard

We were thrilled to be able to give a global traveller and avid Surfer 'E' the opportunity to make his own hollow wooden surfboard. During the week, E who in his words, has no woodworking experience apart from sharpening a pencil, learnt basic woodworking skills such as sharpening  a hand plane, shaping, sanding of his board and fin placement.  We then went on to fully glass the board.

 

 

An enthusiastic new woodworker making his hollow wooden board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wonderful finished product.  E and his hollow wooden surfboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But don't just take our word for it ... Have a look at our very first YouTube

 

Working with Wood Show - Brisbane 2015 -

It was all very hands on at the recent Working with Wood Show at the RNA last weekend...  

 

 

Bywater Design Wooden Surfboards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had an overwhelming response and interest in not only our Wooden Surfboard and traditional woodworking classes, but also our custom making and furniture restoration services. Thank you to Carbatec for making this possible. Much appreciation to Michael Hoffman and David Wardrop for their invaluable help and enthusiasm over the weekend.

 

Bywater Design Traditional Woodworking classes

 

 

 

 

 

Bywater Design Hollow Wooden Surfboard Classes

Timber Working with Wood Show RNA Brisbane 2015

   

Come and see for yourself the ultimate in Wooden surfboards.

 

Hollow Wooden Surfboards

 

Hollow Wooden Surfboards

 

Bywater Design in Collaboration with CarbaTec will be demonstrating shaping techniques for hollow wooden surfboards all this weekend at the

Working With Wood Show RNA Brisbane. We will have the ultimate in wooden surfboard collections, with an extensive range of completed student work along with paulownia timber available for purchase on the day. We look forward to seeing you there !

Hollow Wooden Surfboards

 

The New Surfboard Fad...

Well we have known for quite a while about the sustainability, the versatility, the many advantages of Creating your own Wooden Surfboard. The Sydney Morning Herald this week has highlighted these very things, that make Bywater Surfboards a wise and ecological choice for creating your perfect surfboard and riding experience...

Sydney Morning herald the new fad in surfing

Hollow Wooden Surfboard Classes Brisbane

 

Wooden Surfboard Classes Brisbane

Wodoen Surfboards Brisbane

For further information on our Wooden Surfboards, our classes or if you would like a custom made surfboard, please do not hesitate contact us

Article Source; The Sydney Morning Herald Feb 1 2015

 

 

 

Bywater Design Student Work - December 2014

We are so proud of our hardworking ever enthusiastic woodworking Students. Throughout the year they embark on designing and making their own projects.

They are all wonderfully varied and the finished product shows the skills and techniques that they have learned throughout the year.

Peter has been working on these beautiful chairs through out the year, and with Davids expert guidance he has created these stunning chairs , made from jarrah and Qld Maple.

These are a credit to both Peter and David and will be a beautiful accompaniment to the Table Peter completed before hand.

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Brisbanes Only Hollow Wooden Surfboard Classes for 2015 - At Bywater Design

HOLLOW SURFBOARD CLASSES FOR 2015 Semester One

THE ONLY WOODEN SURFBOARD CLASSES IN BRISBANE

 

2 day shaping class

This 2 day shaping class is where all the assembly work is done for you.

You come in and shape your board to your individual requirements, rail shaping and fin placement, and it is ready for glassing after the two days.

Of course Bywater Design offers you the choice of timber, deck patterns, and various board sizes from our catalogue so you are still getting the timber board of your dreams; just the messy assembly work is done for you.

Or the classic

Tuesday night surfboard making class

For those that like to take their time we are offering the 8 week course of 3 hours a night each week to build your board from our components supplied,

Of course Bywater design offers you the choice of timber, deck patterns, and various board sizes from our catalogue so you are still getting the timber board of your dreams, and you get to do all the assembly work, the board is then ready to be glassed.

 

 

2 DAY SHAPING CLASS

FEBRUARY; 14 AND 15   (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

MAY; 16 AND 17 (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)

 

CLASSIC WOODEN SURFBOARD MAKING CLASS

MARCH 3 – TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR 8 WEEKS

MAY 26TH – TUESDAY NIGHTS FOR 8 WEEKS

 

As your surfboard is custom made prices will vary but the cost will start from $1100 and vary according to timber, and size choices

For more information; including surf pack, timber catalogue choices and detailed pricing please email us on;

surf@bywaterdesign.com.au

Places are strictly limited so best to act now and reserve your

POSITION IN BRISBANE’S ONLY HOLLOW WOODEN SURFBOARD CLASSES.

 

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Summer Board Making Class - December 2014 ...

Summer is almost here !! Hooray !

And we have time for one more board making class before Christmas.

Classes will commence Tuesday October 28 and run until December 16.

We have a few places left so be quick and contact us now surf@bywaterdesign.com.au Hang Ten !

 

Bywater Design Summer surfboard class

Classic lines and shapes, the Okanuie perfect for any wave.  Make your very own at Bywater Design Boardmaking Workshop

 

Create the perfect summer with your own Wooden classic surfboard.

Graduates of the Winter Wooden Surfboard Class 2014

A very excited Tuesday night wooden board class proudly displayed their completed boards.  All ready to glass. We all had a great time.  Lots of laughter and fun along the way.

Don't Forget our next Class begins on September 9 ...Limited positions available.

Pacific Longboarder Magazine...

Thank you to Pacific Longboarder Magazine  for the wonderful article on our Wooden Surfboard Classes;  

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For more information please phone us on PH;  3259000

or email us; surf@bywaterdesign.com.au.

 

Surfs UP

 

 

 

Build your own Wooden Surfboard . 3 Day Intensive Class . August 2014

Winter is the perfect time to build your own Surfboard. In 3 challenging yet fun days, you will be able to make your very own surfboard.  Ready to glass or polish.

Our intensive class is designed to optimise the use of a full working day, where you will be able to complete your wooden surfboard in this time ready for glassing or polishing.

Spaces are Extremely  limited ...

So book your position now;

surf@bywaterdesign.com.au

or Phone;  07 3256 9000 for more information

 

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Wooden Surfboard Classes

Due to popular demand; Bywater Design are very proud to introduce their Wooden Surfboard Classes intensive course.  

In the space of three days you will be able to make, shape and complete your very own wooden surfboard.

All ready to glass

Dates for this class are  Ekka Week ;  August ; 13, 14 and 15.

* June Special; Enrol this month  to receive your complimentary new fins for the board you are making

 

What are you waiting for  ??

Positions are limited, so contact us now to reserve your position.

Surfs Up !

*conditions apply

Another wonderful example of Student Work !

The recently completed project by Chris, a wonderful long-term student; shows the amazing diversity of projects that our students complete... Incorporating the stunning native bird scene into this porthole like window, highlights both the rich colours of the stained  glass as well as the natural hue of the recycled silky oak timber that was used.

Well done Chris,  we look forward to seeing your next project.

::Bywater Design School of Fine Woodworking - A happy Graduate ::

With no  previous woodworking experience, Chloe began the Introductory to Fine Woodworking  Class with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. At the completion of this introductory course Chloe was able to take home  her very own gorgeous chopping/serving board.

Congratulations Chloe on your great achievement !