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Hours upon hours of precision labor are required to shape surfboards out of balsa wood, and Pat Curren is no stranger to the concentrated effort needed to create such works of art. A spotlight shines in this brief article on a recent winter’s production of 10 balsa guns that demanded much patience and grace from the shaping legend.