Featured Projects: Max Eskin

DATE:  April 19, 2018     CATEGORIES:  Blog, Friends of Artisans, Mechanical Design, Membership

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Meet Max Eskin! Over the past year I built a CLC Kaholo 12’6″ paddleboard using stitch-and glue construction. I cut the plywood on the MultiCAM, and did all the assembly, fiberglass, and painting at the Asylum. I launched it in August 2015. Itnow lives in my space at the Asylum.  

Most importantly, the Asylum gave me space to work on and store the paddleboard in between work sessions. However, since I was at the Asylum, I took advantage of the CNC capabilities to cut all of the parts in-house, rather than ordering them in kit form. The paint room was also indispensable to allow me to set up the paddleboard and paint it over a period of several weeks without disturbance.

Aside from that, of course, the experience I’ve gained over my years at the Asylum have made a huge difference in my ability to complete this project. The woodworking classes that taught me to use a plane and spokeshave, an intro to fiberglass class gave me some experience with the composites aspect, and general practice with different materials allowed me to realize my vision.

Check out more about his project here!