I have a sneaking suspicion this may be of interest to more than a few of you crafty people out there. Grain Surfboard Co. out of York, Maine is coming to Portland to give a wooden surfboard building class from March 4 through 10th. And each board will be made from "locally salvaged redwood" milled right here in Oregon. More info:
Each students attends the class for 7 days, builds their board from scratch with help from our two instructors, and goes home with a finished board ready to glass. All materials, instruction and 2 practically gourmet meals are included in the price.
Classes are filling up fast, and apparently only a couple spots are left, so if you're interested in building your own board, find out more info here! While not exactly cheap, this class sounds fun, and not only will you learn a poop-ton, the board you'll go home with is gorgeous.