Mike Sheldrake makes surfboards out of interlocked ribs of cardboard, coated in fiberglass sheet. He was at Maker Faire showing off some of his prototypes. I’m digging the natural materials as the core of the board, and the cool patterns in light that they create.
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There’s going to be a profile on Mike and his boards in the next issue of MAKE! Volume 19 comes out August 11.
Saw those @ the Maker Faire:
Didn’t know they were cardboard though. (it was a mob scene in there). Very cool.
I’ve emailed with Mike and he has begun to reduce some of the fiberglass, using either the hemp-based or bamboo-based ‘glassing’ fabric…
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