Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by Macilious, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Ricksurfin

    Ricksurfin Well-Known Member

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    I surfed a lot with Geoff when I lived up in Huntington Beach. Good guy!
     
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  2. WesCantDress

    WesCantDress Active Member

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    So after falling in with a bad crowd (known as jb) I began thinking about shaping my 1st board. Well I posted something about 2 months ago when I ordered the US blank, and now the finished board has just come back from the glasser. Stoked to share it. It's based on the 7'6 Clandestino I own and love. Pulled dims and shaped my own personal 8'6 version (wife snapped a few photos before I waxed it).

    When I started pulling dims, I set a goal for myself: to try and match the refined design elements of Manny's impeccable original as much as possible - optimistic suicide. I fell short of course, but I still ended up with a board I'm excited to ride, and pretty proud of. Gonna keep trying!

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  3. nitsuj

    nitsuj Active Member

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  4. Bruce Fowler

    Bruce Fowler Well-Known Member

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    GOOD JOB!
    IT'S REALLY REWARDING to make a surfboard with your own hands then go out and ride it. Hope you have an absolute blast on her and can't wait to see your next one!
    ;-)
     
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  5. PaulJensen

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    Walnut handplane... Rough shaped with a 10,000 RPM 4" grinder with a 36 grit disc...

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