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How Grain Makes Wooden Surfboards

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In this episode of Bloomberg Pursuits' MADE series we visit a shop in York, Maine. Grain Surfboards are built through an additive process that has much in common with traditional wooden ship-building. Planks of wood are cut and glued onto an internal wood frame before being sanded down to their final shape. Video by Brian Schildhorn, David Nicholson ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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BlckCloud73 (17 minutes ago)
Love these....but how do they ride? The rails looked kinda soft and no tucked edge....
foufdog (6 hours ago)
I love everything about this video... well done
Surfmus (10 days ago)
Nice. But if this is handmade, the boards I've made are considered finger made. The only tools I use are jigsaw, router and drill.
John Drummey (27 days ago)
I think its great you guys made this but you shouldve made it longer and showed more of York, I have a 2 houses right down from there shop its a beautiful place
Romaine Athey (29 days ago)
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Kate Combo (1 month ago)
This is my dream surf board😍.
Clearwater Hydrofoils (1 month ago)
Love seeing craft like this!
Gian PR (1 month ago)
Work of art it’s what I call this!!
Tucker Sossaman (2 months ago)
I would literally pack everything I own, plus my dog, and move from California to Maine to work with these guys.
Lauren Lutao (2 months ago)
Amazing. I hope I come across one of these in my life. I love working with wood and if I had a woodshop I be making art like these... 🤙 Lmk if you'll ever open a shop in Hawaii ill come work for a surf board. Aloha
valber firmino (2 months ago)
i loved this wood board <3
Jahd Mutua (3 months ago)
Do a video on hasellbad cameras, please.
Lenny Leonardson (3 months ago)
Reminds me of building acoustic guitars.
Aditya Sundar (3 months ago)
Calls it sustainable , Uses Wood Calls it handmade, uses CNC Machine I hope he is being sarcastic
eyespy3001 (3 months ago)
So odd that this video comes up today when I just finished sanding out a mini Grain twin fish model (similar to the little board being held by the mannequin hand in the beginning of the video). I got it as a gift two years ago and FINALLY got around to making it today. Very weird
Game Changer (3 months ago)
Really enjoyed this video!
Justus Schleicher (3 months ago)
it looks so amazing ... unbelievable,where i can buy one of yours? and how much i have to pay?
Matrick Galius (3 months ago)
Toothpick for sharks! 😂
Andrew Miller (3 months ago)
Absolutely beautiful boards.🤙
thomas seven (3 months ago)
Very nice! I bet there's a lot of satisfaction in making one of those then going out and surfing on it. The commentator below has a point though. The CNC machine doesn't really qualify as hand made.
Brian Lockwood (3 months ago)
I like how you use wood but still keep it high tech like the wing of an aeroplane, have you thought of making an electric hydrofoil version.
Aravind Srinivasan (3 months ago)
Love the video direction!
Anthony Lemkendorf (3 months ago)
Awesome and what a beautiful board,but that’s a generous use of the word “sustainable “ . We have synthetic glues , fiberglass cloth and epoxy.
Alirio Abreu (3 months ago)
Verdaderas Obras de Arte. Felicitaciones son Espectaculares. Me encantaria correr una ola con una de esas maravillas.
Jacob Hoffman (3 months ago)
i cant get over 3 grand for some wood
boatboy222 (3 months ago)
Awesome mate..... very nice craft.
Hope for all (3 months ago)
Nicely done. I hope you're making lotsa money!
Lukas Ballon (3 months ago)
Das ist wahre Kunst.
diegololpez (3 months ago)
Made 100% by hand. Use a cnc cutter
Brad Gray (4 months ago)
Crafty... BUT... More time than money
Paw Paw’s WorkShop (4 months ago)
This is beautiful work. The CNC machine is just another tool in the shop and in the hands of a master great things happens when all tools are used properly
Tob Hab (4 months ago)
Cool! But why so much glue?
Paul Duffill (4 months ago)
Do sell plans?
Paul Duffill (3 months ago)
was just meaning paper plans/templates
Kent Leng (4 months ago)
I need it!!!
Andrew Otvos (4 months ago)
How much does one of these cost?
alienxyt (3 months ago)
$2350
Irma Nagle (4 months ago)
Nice to see craftsmanship still "alive n well ", may your edge be sharp and the grain be with you.
Zachary Brown (4 months ago)
There is a lot of skill making these boards, very nice
Gas Axe (4 months ago)
This is art.
Beautiful work
Vadym Aliyev (4 months ago)
I made it too. Just used woodprix instructions for that :)
Smile SurferStyle (4 months ago)
No thanks. I'll stick to millennium foam blanks.
Nannette Battista (5 months ago)
Stodoys plans help with such details.
Fasano Stroud (5 months ago)
I did it quickly and efficiently with instructions from Stodoys page.
Nah nope (3 months ago)
You
#ゴーゴリ (5 months ago)
That’s an awesome job
Patrick K. (6 months ago)
which kind of wood did he use?
Callihan Hopwood (6 months ago)
Instructions from the Stodoys site perfect for beginners.
Nah nope (3 months ago)
Who
Zack Meers (6 months ago)
Performance?
Marlen Vassallo (6 months ago)
Step by step with plans from the stodoys site you can do something like that
Nah nope (3 months ago)
Are
Shannon Trainer (7 months ago)
What's wrong with styrofoam and fiberglass?
Horny Pervert (8 months ago)
If I were rich I would just buy a jet ski. Stupid luddites.
TheQuantumCreeper (4 months ago)
Horny Pervert surfing is infinitesimally better than a JetSki. Give it a go if you don’t believe me
ho Richard (8 months ago)
I'm really enjoying seeing too , thank you very much bloomberg
Romelia Polly (8 months ago)
This time I will use woodprix instructions to make it myself :)
KODEIIBYH (8 months ago)
How Grand Seiko watches are made please... And also how about an expensive acoustic guitar. Collings?
William Jones (8 months ago)
Total Boat epoxy
Rixter (8 months ago)
Great watching a master craftsman at his trade
chench (8 months ago)
Get automated by robots m8
TheAstronomyDude (8 months ago)
How much cocaine can you smuggle inside a surf board?
Rayco Ferrera (7 months ago)
Depends on the boards volume.
Rick Camara (8 months ago)
Great video. NICE WORK
desaturated (8 months ago)
love these series. keep it up!
Paralytic (8 months ago)
“Built 100% by hand”... Then proceeds to start the CNC Router.
ThePunitiveDamages (2 days ago)
Technically, when you buy lumber from a store, a machine (sawmill) was used to cut it to dimensions after another machine (chainsaw) was used to fell the tree. Using a CNC to make the fishbone frame gives the board perfect, evenly weighted balance. It could be done with a jig saw, or using a handsaw, but you just doubled the cost of your board for the amount of labor it takes to do that.
Sattva Woodworks (1 month ago)
Yep! :)
Nick Schade (1 month ago)
Of the 60 hours to make the board, the CNC does maybe 30 minutes. So, if you insist on precision, maybe 99% would have been more accurate. As others have said the CNC machine is just a another tool, like a chisel, saw or drill, it saves some labor preparing the material, but making the actual surfboard is still all done by hand.
Sattva Woodworks (2 months ago)
The CNC is only used for the frame. The bulk of the board is hand made. The Grain crew are very nice, sincere and dedicated craftspeople. The frame can be cut with a jigsaw also, but even a poly based shaper starts with a block of foam.
Jesse C (8 months ago)
So it’s basically a wooden tooth pick for the sharks
Luke Hagi (3 months ago)
i don't think there has been a single incident where the shark actually eats the whole board anyway
Luke Hagi (4 months ago)
Jesse C when I hear stuff like this I know immediately you have never gone surf and most likely know very little little about the ocean
IIAndersII (8 months ago)
This is porn
PARAD0X (6 months ago)
took the words out of my mouth amigo.
itsa bouttime (8 months ago)
Wonderful TY
Lead1121 (8 months ago)
Surfs up taught me to use a sea shell and cut with the grain
Rosalba Perini (8 months ago)
🍀💋❤️🐞🦋🐝👏👏👏
Caligreen420 (8 months ago)
Unsubbed , your content I thought was going to be real news briefs , not this junk
Stevo Reno (8 months ago)
Ya man, like these dudes are spozed to be money dudes man not talking Mane nose riders man (( bubble bubble bubble ' bong hit ' ) I'm paddlin out man and like I don't need no financial scabs trying to drop in on the Wedge when it's Richtoring cause we own it man'
Caligreen420 (8 months ago)
+Stevo Reno How useless of you 🤡
Caligreen420 (8 months ago)
+Chris Schultz I don’t need your pity , I do this in real life in Laguna , Bloomberg needs to put up real ish , bbbbyyyeeee - bbyye😜
Chris Schultz (8 months ago)
Caligreen420 you don't get it. Feel sad for you.
Stevo Reno (8 months ago)
bye-eeeeee bye

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