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by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

This is the blank I sorta shaped with yorky over a few beers, well, more than a few actually, five years back, when he was still on the sunshine coast. I never got to complete it, only cut out the outline and roughed in the rocker. So this blank may be possibly be the longest time anyone has ever ta...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

This is the little 5'6 ive been plugging away at. Its not been easy without the side lights and these might take a while to get, so I decided to just go for it without. To get around any scratches i might not pic up or bumps i might not see im going to paint the whole board white with an additive as...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

G'day digger. I know I've mentioned it more than once, but seriously, have a delve into meditation. For me, it doesn't make the pain go away; quite the opposite. I focus right into it and the amazing thing is that you train the brain to increase its threshold for tolerance. I rarely take antiinflam...
by diggerdickson
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

If i ever needed another operation and needed pain relief, I wouldn't use modern medicine. What humans need for pain relief has been growing like a weed in the fields for centuries. yup, I was caught by surprise by all this and went through hell with modern pain killers and I believe im still menta...
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

unwrapped the blank and started sanding her smooth, trouble was without side lighting I could not see the shadows, the bumps. Shaping has now been delayed until I get proper lighting underneath. The other pic is just of the stuff I use for shaping, theres a touch more like the shapers layout square ...
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Beerfan wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:41 am
Back must be good digger, those stands aren't light if full of concrete :)

They are bloody heavy as well Beerfan, but they roll well. :)
by diggerdickson
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Ahh, my back is better, though I did not tip in the concrete or lift any heavy bits mate. I had a mate help do all the heavy work. He drilled the holes, I did the measuring, cutting, glueing. He did the bolting, poring of concrete, grinding, and stapling of the memory foam as im just not strong enou...
by diggerdickson
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Tools organised and stands finally made. I used memory foam and doubled it up for padding instead of the carpet. Decided to keep it simple as fancy shaping stands wont make me a better shaper so why not keep to basics. The only thing left to do is side lights and black plastic on the walls to get th...
by diggerdickson
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

Looks the goods, we are saving hard, real hard. Would love something the kids could put tiny homes on if they wanted to. me and a mate are looking at setting up a tiny home company. we can see a market for it, particularly around the north coast farms in the hinterland. theres a few companies in ql...
by diggerdickson
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

Looks the goods, we are saving hard, real hard. Would love something the kids could put tiny homes on if they wanted to.
by diggerdickson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

I havent posted in a while now. Im totally drug free, no pain in my left leg at all anymore. I went cold off my endep and my siatic pain never returned after operation. After talking with the hospital they were a touch surprised at this and I have been advised that they did not expect the first op t...
by diggerdickson
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

I've decided to go an old way. I'm working out basic measurements like the 12 inch ones and width and where widest point is on Aku. Then I'm just going to use a few nails, a baton, thin mdf and a baton. Simply bend and draw. Today I've glued up some new boards with 40 grit sandpaper, also purchased ...
by diggerdickson
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

In fact you can print off PDFs and measurements in demo mode - shouldnt cost anything Sorry saltman, im pc inept. I thought you needed to save the file to print it off. How do you print it off to a pdf. The reason I would like the foil measurments is I can get a nice deckline in by following the th...
by diggerdickson
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Board Design, Repairing, Shaping, etc (was called Equipment)
Topic: Is anyone backyard shaping any more
Replies: 82
Views: 13697

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

At the present moment I'm in discussions with AKU shaper over pricing. After explaining I don't need any software for cutting on a machine, I don't need any software for creating concaves. All I would like is to creat curves according to measurements a foot back from nose and tail plus centre measu...
by diggerdickson
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

Fingers crossed. I know a few guys who have had major back surgery and are now surfing again; although I realise its probably one of the last things on your mind. yup, but cheers mate, will try to keep updates, today a lot of pain, but not goiing back on pain killers. The anti inflam tablets are ca...
by diggerdickson
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

http://stabmag.com/news/a-surf-tourism- ... mmunities/

check this out, would so love to go there, looks awesome.
by diggerdickson
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Travel & Health
Topic: Operation
Replies: 49
Views: 7363

Re: Operation

Thanks guys. Ive got two positive outlooks I can take on it with surfing. 1/ If I cant surf again, happy days, as it will mean that I will be spending a hell of a lot more time with my kids. Maybe I can even get a long board for my lad and take him out and push him onto waves at first point, take ph...