Is anyone backyard shaping any more

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:28 pm

You print off everything you need to a PDF and use that as a reference for measurements

I just did the slices from my last board - easy peasey
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:29 pm

In fact you can print off PDFs and measurements in demo mode - shouldnt cost anything
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:08 pm

saltman wrote:
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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 thickness measurments of the foil. Sorta let the bottom decide the top deckline if you know what I mean. Sorry printing off a template to pdf and the foil to pdf would be really cool if I could work that out then bingo..... Ive got one file saved though I never really got it totally to my liking yet.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:41 am

Rail shot of my last one.
Deceptively fine low rails. Lots of bite
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Tally » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:44 am

I roughed out a new shape last week and tinkered with it a bit on the weekend, just need to finish the bottom contours and roll the rails. The outline is based on a tomo evo with a different take on the tail (still have to cut in an angled swallow).
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:53 am

diggerdickson wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:08 pm
saltman wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:29 pm
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 thickness measurments of the foil. Sorta let the bottom decide the top deckline if you know what I mean. Sorry printing off a template to pdf and the foil to pdf would be really cool if I could work that out then bingo..... Ive got one file saved though I never really got it totally to my liking yet.
Ok here goes if you dont have print to PDF function then look here for guidance
https://www.howtogeek.com/150891/how-to ... nd-tricks/

Open AKU in demo mode
Make the changes you want then go to the print menu and print slices and templates as PDFs (that way you can save them as a PDF file for later
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by sanded_australia » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:37 am

Hey guys

if you are after free templates, the blending curves website is back up. go take a look, Andrew has been building downloadable PDF templates for 5 years so there is heaps on there.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:46 pm

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 shapers square for fin measurements and width. Finally decided to set base of twinnies at 5.5 up from tail. Slowly working it out
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:19 pm

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 the shading im after. Im picking up a blank that I started shaping four years ago on thursday. A good mate of mine wrapped her up in bubble wrap and put it aside for me to finish. I just need to shape the rails, tidy up, cut in the tail and hey presto. Will wait for side lights before the final fisnish sand on blank.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:20 pm

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Beerfan » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:41 am

Back must be good digger, those stands aren't light if full of concrete :)
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:12 pm

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 enough for that stuff. Though I am well enough to shape and I finally get to start on friday under the house. Will take plenty of pics. Might start a thread on it. Though its a bit hard to get all the bits as I started this four or five years ago on a late night with Yorkys in his bay, a few beers, lots of laughs, and plenty of storys swapped. Cant really remember much of that night though do remember the friendship. Miss the cheeky bugger. If i can remember right we mowed to much foam out of the tail whilst under the influence of a few beers and then we tried to add it back on, bahahahahah, ahhh. Will complete the board for my lad.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:14 pm

Beerfan wrote:
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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. :)
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by pirate_agenda » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:38 am

yep i'm still shaping. not doing many customer boards these days due to time and got sick of making boards i didn't like. Just keeping myself and friends happy!

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by saltman » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:59 pm

pirate_agenda wrote:
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yep i'm still shaping. not doing many customer boards these days due to time and got sick of making boards i didn't like. Just keeping myself and friends happy!
Sounds like a good plan
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by diggerdickson » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:11 am

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 and a recently required tiny spoke shave. Have a nice day all.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by Fuschia » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:32 pm

Some of you might remember Mick. Ledge71 on here.
He keeps popping out boards when he feels like it.
His latest project produced this gem.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Post by foamy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:31 pm

It looks like it might not power out of turns.

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