I got this in the email recently. Unfortunately, I have not seen a full copy of the manual so I cannot give you a review. However, based on the description below, it seems like it might be worth the money. (Link to the ordering site appears at the end of this post.)
Alaia Building PDF Manual
This instruction manual contains everything you need to know about building an alaia surfboard.
With 43 pages of information, over 4000 words and over 60 high resolution colour photos, every step of the process is covered, including:
SELECTING WOOD ROUNDING THE RAILS
PATCHING HOLES FINE SANDING
BURNING LOGOS AND DESIGNS FINISHING
INSTALLING LEASH PLUG OILING
SURFING AN ALAIA SUPPLIES
DESIGNING/PRINTING A TEMPLATE CUTTING THE OUTLINE
SHAPING RAILS PLANING/SANDING
SHAPING THE NOSE
The manual also comes with 10 free Digital templates that are tried and tested extensively by us in the surf.
After your purchase, we will email you the PDF instruction manual and the templates, usually within 12hrs. This means that it is available to ANYONE EVEN IF YOU LIVE OVERSEAS. All prices are in Australian Dollars. Currently, AUD$14.99 is equal to about $12.50USD.
As this product doesn't require shipping, please select the PICKUP option for delivery. If you do not live in Australia, do not worry - as long as you have put in the correct email address we will be able to email it to you anywhere in the world.
If you need it sooner, please call us on 0412 042 811 and we will organise to have it sent as soon as possible.
Please note that if you buy one of our blanks, the PDF manual is already included free of charge.
HERE is the LINK to the order page.