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Project: To share the craft of wood board-building with the West we need a truck we can sleep in, towing a trailer/mobile classroom.
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    Cardboard-Foldable Pug: Cut out replica of the 1966 Grumman bread-van we've hammered all up and down the east coast. Looks identical, and runs just as good (not really - it's just cardboard, but you'll have fun folding it up)

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    Cedar Tree Car Freshener - not like the crap you get at the filling station... ours are made from real trees. Let the scent of cedar make your ride rad. Hangs from your dash with a hemp string, with a Grain logo burned in for luck.

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    Our Offcuts Initiative has one credo: "Waste No Waste". And since nothing starts a fire better than cedar, we'll give you a Box-O-Kindling packed with clean scraps from our board-building shop.

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    Grain Logo T-Shirt: Smart-looking T's made from recycled or organic cotton and PET from soda bottles.

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    Embroidered Patch Trucker Hat: Good guys wear black hats when they're ours. 100% recycled - and that sayin' something... we dare you to try finding a long-wearing trucker not made from toxic plastics.

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    Your very own miniature (scale 1'- 1") hollow wood surfboard kit. Comes with cedar planks and rails, laser cut frame, glue and some sandpaper. Build it yourself on your lunchbreak or make it a fun evening project with your kids. Takes just minutes but will be around for a lifetime of tiny waves.

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    Solid-wood Hand-Plane Kit: Includes a rough-cut hand-plane ready for you to shape & sand and a finishing kit of whey-based urethane from the Vermont cheese-making industry. These are the same kits we've taught little kids to make their own hand-planes with, so we betcha can do it too.

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    A set of 3 posters depicting what we love of ships, the sea and surfing from the very talented Joe Hodnicki of Sharing the Stoke. These posters normally retail for $20 but for this level of contribution, you get all three for $50 including shipping. Each poster is printed on recycled card stock using soy based inks.

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    Grain Hoodie: For cool nights, or post-surf, these lightweight pullover hoodies are 100% organic cotton, and made in the USA. In classic Grain Brown with a sky-blue logo.

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    West-Coaster Special: If you live on the west coast, we'll save a spot for you in any of our scheduled hand-plane workshops that we hold out of the back of our new rig anytime in the next two years.

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    iPhone Case - Carved and hand-sanded by the crew at Grove, these solid bamboo cases fit perfectly, and sport a laser-engraved Grain Logo. Classy.

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    Strapped Solid Wood Hand-Plane: One of the most engineered strap systems you'll find on a hand-plane, ours are made from cast-off bike innertubes and wetsuit scraps. Mounted in our classic hand-plane designs with easy-access, flush-mounted brass. Yowza.

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    Kickstarter Exclusive: Full-size paper surfboard plans for your choice of any of our HomeGrown Kit models complete with templates for nose, tail and rails with a concise version of our Builder's Manual included. Not a "kit" these are plans for the independent-minded board builder who wants to make their own surfboard parts... Only available on Kickstarter

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    West-Coaster Special: If you live anywhere within 100 miles of the Pacific Ocean between Seattle and San Diego, we'll stop by your break with our new rig loaded with boards to give you and your friends an exclusive, all-wood surf sesh. We'll arrange a date with you that works for both of us sometime in the next two years AND we'll bring the food and beers.

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    Grain Skateboard: Your choice from our line of skateboards made from sustainably harvested maple and cedar left over from our surfboard-building shop. Our decks have a unique permanent enviro-friendly non-skid and come complete with trucks, wheels, and a burned-in brand of our logo.

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    Nick LaVecchia Framed Print: Nick's a sought-after pro photog who's an amazing artistic talent. When he's not traveling the world on assignment, he's here in Maine capturing images of the New England surf scene - which we then steal for our own purposes... Lucky you to get one of your own! Your choice from five of his best.

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    Another from our Offcuts Initiative: Sea-Sled Mini Body Board made from solid cedar left over from our surfboard building shop. Fast, fun, rugged.

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    Pledge $950 or more About $950

    A one-of-a-kind custom wood-burned Mini Sea Sled. This board is made from some really special cedar planks that we saved up just for this project. On top of that, our friend Randy Gaetano wood burned in a beautiful and rich maritime image of a time gone by. Be sure to check the photo in the main body of our project.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Ride Along w/ the Grain Crew. If you dare, spend four days on the road in our new rig with a few of our guys as we stop along the west coast to share what we do. Food, use of our boards, and a funky bunk of your own in the rig are included. We'll arrange a date with you anytime in the next two years.

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    Join one of the scheduled classes we'll be holding from our new rig anytime in the next two years. Hell, if you wanna come to Maine for the class, that's cool too. But either way, you'll get fed, spend seven days learning to build your own, and keep the board you build to take home to glass.

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    Get up to five friends to join you for a two-day Paipo-building class at our shop in Maine. We'll build solid-wood body-boards of your own design or ours. Either way, we'll arrange any date in the next two years that works for you, feed you twice a day, and maybe get some waves.

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    Super-Primo, Big-Boost: Picture this: you, three friends, your (pick one) driveway/backyard/place of business, plus our rig full of tools, boards, shaping stands and wood and you've got a personal surfboard-building class anywhere you want it (that's legal for us to park). If you're anywhere within 100 miles of the Pacific between Seattle and San Diego, or along the eastern seaboard between Maine and Florida, and can stand the idea of us sleeping in your driveway, then we're on. Per-person, it's less than most people spend to travel all the way to a class at Grain. We'll give you two years to pick a date.

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