Thursday, December 29, 2011

Custom sculpture for Marc

Marc's Gf Katrina custom ordered this for his birthday. The only stipulation was... "make him checking the waves". So I took the idea and ran with it. This one is titled "Surf check at the end of the trail". Found objects mounted on Jersey swamp cedar with pine dune fence. The board has a hd foam stringer and fin.
Enjoy Marc.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New custom hand plane

Here 's a new custom hand plane, or I might call this model a Hand Sled, for a birthday present. Made from royal paulownia with mahogany stringers and white cedar and mahogany nose & tail blocks. I did a little experiment with texturing the deck on this one too. As always there is a nice concave on the bottom for lift.
I think this is my favorite one so far. Models like this one will be around $150 if anyone is interested. Basic hand planes start @ $65. Send any custom orders to

Friday, May 20, 2011

Will's new logo

Will's newest logo for boards, vans, motorcycles, tattoos or whatever else he wants. Sorry the picture isn't any clearer.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

INTRO 101 Art Show

BAUHAUS Presents...
V.Burk B.Harned / Photos
J.Kelly / Sculpture

Opening Night - Saturday 5/14/11 @ Bauhaus - 788 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ

Hope everyone can stop by to check it out!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Recycler Paipo project...

I always start projects and never seem to reconnect with them till months later. I stripped the glass from the nose of HAARRRRYYYY's old Stewart and templated out one of the Tomb Stone templates on it months ago. Then, a few weeks ago I spent a day ripping wood for cutting boards. I ripped a piece of white cedar I found in the rafters for outside stringers on the paipo randomly during that session. I cut the blank and finally started gluing in the stringers tonight. This is what she looks like so far.

^^Before glue^^
^^Glued Up^^

These Recycler projects are fun little projects. I think I'm going to make recycled wood flooring d-fins on this. It should be interesting to see how this one turn out.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buy Local, Surf Global

I poached this from Eric's blog from the Beach House Classic Board Shop. It's a great little piece about buying locally and the surf industry. Check it out, and please support your local artists and surf shops.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kara's hubby's cutting board

Some of the rips for cutting boards went into the glue up for my college friend Kara as I said before. I shot a pre-glue-up photo, but forgot to take a post return from the mill shot. Oh well. The guys @ South Jersey Lumbermans hooked it up. It was run through their giant belt sander and flattened out perfectly. Some finish sanding and routing and it came out perfect! This cutting board measures approximately 24" x 18 1/2" x 2". Wow it's a beast, super cool though. The coolest one yet! So far it has 1 coat of butcher block oil on it. I'm adding a few more and then shipping it off to Lancaster.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Let the cutting boards start up again...

Kara, an old friend from my art school daze, contacted me on Facebook about a cutting board for her husband. I of course said yes. This one is going to be a beast... 2' long by about 18" wide and 2" thick. WOW! I'm going to have to take the glue-up to the mill to plane it down, b/c my planer can only handle 12 1/2" boards. Here are the boards being milled from a few pieces of maple hardwood flooring scraps my buddy Jimmy gave me. Plus there will be pieces of purple heart, yellow heart, black walnut, and mahogany being put into the random glue-up blank.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Mikey Detemple's new flick is coming together nicely. Check out the preview HERE b/c I can't figure out how to post Vimeo videos on here.