Thursday, August 20, 2009


The Summer Shop

I had to scale down the size of the shop for the summer and enclose half of it in visqueen (sp?) and cool the other half to a frigid 82 degrees which is better than 95 to 100....that's effed up!

I'm putting a new varnish shell on that Grain Surfboard. I'm just piling them on, getting to learn the varnish, trying to get a really good finish. It is not easy! The air conditioner is helping remove some of the 90 % humidity in the air. It takes the varnish at least 12 hours to dry before I sand inbetween coats with 320 grit on the orbital sander.

Next board I am using my Lie Neilson plane instead of the sander! My lines are not fair because the sander is so round. I'm deeming sanders for superfine finishes only.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wiss Brau T Shirts

This is an ancient football referee from the east coast Lenape Tribe. They had a sport very similar to football, where they actually used an oblong hyde filled with straw and stitched up and played between two endzones with goal posts. I'm not sure if men competed against women or that the teams were integrated as research on the sport is limited. But this fella is a spirit who guides the sport. Pretty cool, eh? He/she kinda looks like a football!

Wissinoming Brewing

Hey y'all.

Been a bad. Facebook took over priority I guess, but you really can't blog on there.

Wiss Brau will be getting T-Shirts soon if you are interested. Although, I really don't consider myself a brewer yet as I am still using malt extracts intstead of doing it myself. The only way I am going to get great beer is if I actually "all grain" my beer. I mean it's good, but it's.......samey. I did 8 batches so far and some taste so similar because of the malt extract being the same. The malt extract I use though is AWESOME for the porters I've made!

I'm also going to build more wood craft in a few weeks. I"m putting a lumber order in for a canoe this week and I might buy another Grain surfboard kit as well.

I will post my pics of production as I go, but this intense heat is keeping me from any big projects.

Surf is coming! Tropical storms are heading this way. I'm fat. I most likely will watch other people surf! I have inner ear issues and no medical insurance....lame!

So keep an eye out for Wissinoming Brewing T Shirts for Octoberfest!

Later YO.