Shaper thread (show us what you are shaping)

Curlz

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Thanks Bruce - I really like the A series (with a little nose rocker taken out) because they are thicker and give me the foam to shape in my belly (love hulls) without getting my rails too knifey.

Jim - Probably an amateur question, but does an S Deck then demand a different rocker profile? Is that just because of maintain certain rail thickness (I.e you can’t take much off the tail deck side with lots of tail rocker and have any thickness left)?
 

shapewright

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Gluing to the rocker is the best option, but some of the 60’s were dead straight out the tail, I now have a curve along the tail bottom with a quick spiral v in the last 16” or so.
Clark had an 8’ 0” that was available as the 8’0” M, the bottom was milled from the start of the nose rocker out the tail dead straight.
I never saw how it was milled, but it looked like a jointer rather than a profile machine from the surface of the cut.
I made myself a 7’4” with the flat rocker, it did NOT turn like any other surfboard, it crabbed its way along the face.
Instead of the bottom facing away from the wave, the bottom stuck against the face in a turn, it was not a surfboard that was fun to ride.
 

ParSurf

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Just finished these two up. The blue one is for a good buddy and local ripper that takes logs into no place they belong and the tan one is mine, based off a Model T. The web on the nose is all resin, decided to get a little crazy.
 

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Bruce Fowler

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A shaper friend ordered a couple special blanks for wall hangers then decided he didn't feel confident shaping the curved stringer ones. Bruce to the rescue. He told me
"Do whatever shapes you want for them." Here's one of them.... 7'4"x20"x2-3/4". Still needs finish sanding. (Both 7'5"A Blanks.)

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Jack's Blank.jpg
jack's closeup.jpg
Jack's Tail 2.jpg
jack's tail view.jpg
 

shapewright

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A shaper friend ordered a couple special blanks for wall hangers then decided he didn't feel confident shaping the curved stringer ones. Bruce to the rescue. He told me
"Do whatever shapes you want for them." Here's one of them.... 7'4"x20"x2-3/4". Still needs finish sanding. (Both 7'5"A Blanks.)

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Yesterday I started on the the last of my blanks in Portugal, 2 with flair stringers like this and one with balsa and green foam tband arc sticks
 

Bruce Fowler

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Here's some more pix........ I dropped them off this morning for him. I was in & out in 3 minutes but got a text from him after I let him know I dropped off....... "awesome". So I'm glad he liked them.
J Nose View.jpg
Jack's blanks.jpg
J2.jpg
Jack's closeup22.jpg
jack squaretail.jpg
 




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