Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

SharkB8

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Gearnut just left with a new paipo. He borrowed one to try and had a blast. Of course we all know how big of a help Chris is to the east coast train. He’s one of the best. I enjoyed the build. I’ll have more pictures to add later.
 

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Bruce Fowler

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This "BFDE". (Double Ender) could have easily gone into the Speed Egg thread, but I've posted here instead.
Rails and bottom config is very much a Speed Egg style with hard rails in the tail and some moderate V-Bottom in the tail section.

She's 8'6"x23"x3-1/4". with a 1/8" Cedar Center Stringer & (2) 1/2" Balsa Wood 'outrigger stringers placed 6" out from Center. All done with Black Glue, which adds contrast and a bit of sex appeal esp. to the Balsa.

A note on the Balsa wood......... this stuff is the densest, most consistent Balsa I have EVER shaped! I emailed Marty @ Arctic Foam making sure it was indeed Balsa Wood. I told him it is absolutely beautiful stuff but the density and consistency shapes more like Alder, or perhaps, Hemlock or Poplar.

This board is set up as a Five Fin using Futures Boxes. I can easily see someone trying it with bigger Twin Fins up front with or without quads behind that. Even a Mini Keel in the back center box. It will ride gr8 as a more conventional Tri Fin too.
BFDE 3 Stringer.jpg
BFDE 8'6 Nose Triple Stringer.jpg
BFDE 8'6%22 Tail View.jpg
 

WesCantDress

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Beauty of a board Bruce. Really into that double ender plan shape you put together. And that extra foam... I dig that. Sit a little deeper and snag the fun ones. Whats the rocker like?
 

Bruce Fowler

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Relaxed in the nose. A bit of flip in the last foot.
Centerline Tail rocker is in the 2"'s but has the Panel V Bottom for extra "rail rocker" on turns.
Smooth, Easy Paddler, Fast Straight-line Trim Master, Born to be a Rail Carver.
 

shapewright

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This "BFDE". (Double Ender) could have easily gone into the Speed Egg thread, but I've posted here instead.
Rails and bottom config is very much a Speed Egg style with hard rails in the tail and some moderate V-Bottom in the tail section.

She's 8'6"x23"x3-1/4". with a 1/8" Cedar Center Stringer & (2) 1/2" Balsa Wood 'outrigger stringers placed 6" out from Center. All done with Black Glue, which adds contrast and a bit of sex appeal esp. to the Balsa.

A note on the Balsa wood......... this stuff is the densest, most consistent Balsa I have EVER shaped! I emailed Marty @ Arctic Foam making sure it was indeed Balsa Wood. I told him it is absolutely beautiful stuff but the density and consistency shapes more like Alder, or perhaps, Hemlock or Poplar.

This board is set up as a Five Fin using Futures Boxes. I can easily see someone trying it with bigger Twin Fins up front with or without quads behind that. Even a Mini Keel in the back center box. It will ride gr8 as a more conventional Tri Fin too. View attachment 27634 View attachment 27635 View attachment 27636
People do not realize balsa can be fluff with virtually no weight or ad I call it Balsoak, it is classified as a hardwood in my wood properties book.
I try to set aside the Balsoak for offset or small stringers In tbands.
 




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