I write this with a heavy heart. At approximately 7:30 am, as I lay asleep, my staffy Occy decided that he didn’t like meat anymore and that his diet needed a little more fibre. Unbeknownst to me, my newly shaped fish, with the bottom rail completed, had blown off the racks over night (I shape outside – I usually bring the blank inside when ive finished shaping for the night) and onto the lawn. Occy, thinking that he had a new toy, got into it and ripped off the tail and half the newly shaped rail on the right side. Needless to say I’m devastated as its my first board and was quite proud to have come this far with it.
Anyway, not to be deterred, I’ve ordered another blank from Shapers Australia. Unfortunately I couldn’t find another kneeboard blank so went with a 7’11 with heaps of thickness and width (3’1/2 x 23’1/2 x 19 (nose) x 16 (Tail). I figure I can move the template up or down to get the rocker and width I want. Thanks for all your help over the last two months. I’ll keep you all posted with the new blank and how I go. I am determined to build a board and I had hell of lot of fun with the other one (R.I.P)
PS – Anyone want a staffy?