31 . 08 . 14
One of the nicest things about running our workshop experience weeks and sharing the joys of building wooden surfboards, is the people that we get to meet and spend a week with. They are all, without fail, incredibly interesting and engaging individuals and it is a real pleasure for us to spend a week getting to know them whilst we work and to learn from them about the work that they do. This past week we’ve been joined by Kelvin and Ben; Kelvin works for the BBC radio outside broadcasts (programmes from Glastonbury to Any Questions), whilst Ben works for Stihl, the German chainsaw company. It was Ben’s knowledge of forestry that answered the mystery of a strange “disappearing” knot that we found in a piece of poplar that James was machining for the nose and tail blocks in Ben’s surfboard.