67 – Of The Woods And Sea Your browser does not support the audio element, which is required to listen to this podcast. Please consider downloading either Chrome or Safari. Recorded in May 2019, with Harry Knight, Will Forster & James Otter.INTERVIEW: James Otter from Otter SurfboardsThis episode is all about our interview with James Otter from Otter surfboards in the UK. We mentioned the beautiful board that James has lent us. It’s a 7’2” x 21½” x 2¾” Coaster model with 46 litres of volume. Here is Harry in the garden of our new resort. You can see that same board in action back in the UK in this video…James spoke about the “Skin-on-Frame” construction that he uses. In the photo below you can see the bottom skin, internal frame, nose and tail blocks and the rail strips. We spoke about the big wave gun that James made for Ben Skinner and Surfers Against Sewage Here’s Ben out at the Cribber in the UK. We then spoke about the move to running workshops that teach regular surfers how to build a board for themselves.We spoke about James’ interest in Japanese Pull Saws And their annual Barbecue night that they put on for all their previous students. View this post on Instagram We’re looking forward to seeing you here on Friday as we fling our workshop doors open and invite you to join us for an evening of Boards, BBQ and Beers….as well as talks from the wonderful @dankieran and @sophiehellyer – Only a few (free) tickets left, so hit the link in our bio if you’re keen to join us. – #ottersurfboards #woodensurfboard #madewithlove #boardsbbqbeers #workshop #openday #cornwall ? @matarneyphotographyA post shared by Otter Surfboards (@ottersurfboards) on May 7, 2019 at 10:08am PDTWe spoke about the Belly Board that James made for Prince Charles. For listeners that don’t know what a Belly Board looks like, here’s a period photo of some… And here is James presenting to the finished board to the future King. Here is James’ talk from TED X in Brighton, UK, back in 2014.And here is “The Surfboard” by Dan Kieran that James sent to us so we could add it to our resort library. View this post on Instagram Honoured, excited and proud, not to mention eternally grateful. @dankieran founder of @unbounders has written his latest book all about his experience with us in the workshop. He likened the challenge of making something unique, to the challenge of being a CEO of a disruptive start-up and the challenge of fatherhood. Wow! And thank you! – We’ll be stocking them soon, but for now, you can grab a copy from @amazon @waterstones or @whsmithofficial – #unbound #madewithlove #woodensurfboard #story #printisnotdead #numberoneinwoodworkonamazon #stokedA post shared by Otter Surfboards (@ottersurfboards) on Oct 2, 2018 at 11:04am PDTUpdated August 2020: James also has a new book out called “Do Make: The Power Of Your Own Two Hands” which is available here.That’s all for this episode folks, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Why not try listening to one of our other Podcasts? 72 – The Unbearable Asymmetry Of Being 71 – Why We Swim 70 – Martin Dunn, The Godfather Of Surf Coaching 69 – The Morning After The Century Before 68 – How To Film Yourself & the EOS 2.0 Head back to the Podcast Homepage to checkout the latest from the our podcast.