I’ve decided it is board #1, not #001. It almost seems to me like making a statement putting 3 digits in right off the bat - I might suck at it, I might give up, I might stop at 99 (or 9) - those extra digits seem to be making a big claim I’m not sure I want to make! Haha.
Anyway - as some of you will have guessed from other threads I’ve been posting - boards #1 and #2 are imminent. Both are in the works right now.
#1 Is about half of the way to having the rocker sanded in to match the stringer I glued in, but needs the stringer re-gluing (full scratch build) as I didn’t do it right.
#2 Is currently in the other room buried under 19 of Accrington’s best bricks while the glue dries (I’ve done a better job with this one than with #1’s stringer) to fix the stringer into the foam.
Searching through my Dad’s tool cupboard I found a power planer I never knew he had - which is saving me a ton of time.
I then found a block plane I never knew was there (and is even better than the one I bought a couple of days ago) which is going to come in very handy too.
Things are going well so far despite the setbacks with the stringer gluing mishap (basically I didn’t true up the foam properly and the low spots haven’t bonded to the stringer).
Anyway - I’ll be posting a blog here…
…and will update this thread both with notices that the blog has been updated, and (when I start posting them) pictures as the builds progress.
If anyone has any pointers to give at any point through the build please feel free.
…followed immediately by 2 weeks surfing in France.
I’ve never owned a board before so these are being made using a combination of elements from templates and suggestions a few people have sent me - you all know who you are - thanks a million for your input.
I’ll be learning on #1.
My friend will be learning on #2.
I’m fitting the shaping in around a very busy work schedule so will be updating at some odd intervals but intend to keep the shaping going at as close to flat-out speed as I can manage so I can get them finished as far in advance of going away as I possibly can.
Let the games begin!