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What We’ve Been Doing

Boardmasters, Cornwall Design Fair and more…

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Well that was a busy couple of weeks! It all began back on the 7th of August at the Fistral Beach Bar for Boardmasters Festival. Having turned up to find our designated space filled with photography, we decided to improvise and set up a nice little pop-up shop on the balcony in the sunshine.

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After speaking with the event organisers we were moved up to Watergate to the VIP bar tent. We set our exhibition up on the Thursday ready for it to kick off on Friday, you’ll probably be aware of this from our updates on Facebook. (more…)

Busy times ahead…

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It has been a busy couple of weeks up at the Driftwood logshop all in preparation of the busy August we have ahead of us. To kick off its Boardmasters this week, where we have an exhibition stand showing off our latest collection of handplanes and surfboards. Being in the new man cave has allowed us to up production so we hope we are as prepared as we can be. Check out the pictures showing some of the new wooden recruits we’ll be showing off at Boardmasters this week.  (more…)

Special edition cotton straps

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Chris has been busy trying to make our handplane straps even better. This new strap is made from cotton webbing which is a natural fibre, rather than the nylon that is commonly used which uses more chemicals to produce. It’s just as strong and we really like the colour that compliments the handplane’s natural look and feel.

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Driftwood’s new handplane strap design

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We have recently been developing a brand new strap design for our handplanes. Why do I need a strap I hear you ask! The main advantages of having a strap on your handplane are:

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Dropping off the Shelterbox Board

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We recently popped down to Shelterbox HQ in Helston to hand over the long awaited surfboard that had been raffled at the Shelterbox Christmas ball back in December.

The lucky winner of the board was Louie Bowers, a graphic designer from London, and she was amped when she found out.

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…Into the workshop!

It’s been about a month since we moved into the new workshop right next to Seabase in Treloggan Industrial Estate, Newquay. The workshop used to be one of Seabase’s shaping units so its fair to say it was a little dusty due to all that foam cutting!

 

The space is around 900 sq/ft and felt a lot bigger when we first moved in. We have been busy over the last month clearing everything out, painting, scrubbing and building our new ‘man cave’. We are nearly there now and even have a mezzanine to store all the that wood, fancy I know. She is shaping up nicely and now the machines are in its time to starting building boards.

 

Here are some pictures showing our progress. If your around the area pop up for a cuppa and check it out.

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Out of the shed…

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The time has come for Driftwood Surfboards to move out of Dave’s trusty garden shed in Redruth into a new purpose-built workshop in Newquay. It’s exciting times at Driftwood, but we thought we should have a little tribute to the shed that gave birth to most of the boards we have on this site at the moment. Many an hour and late night Dave has spent cooped up in the shed and considering it’s humble size, and the size of some of the boards he’s produced in there, its quite impressive.

 

Here are a couple of the best snaps we have of Dave and his beloved shed. Looking forward it’s ‘Out of the shed, into the workshop!’ Yeeeew!