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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 pm
by diggerdickson
Bloody nice work

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:48 am
by saltman
Thanks digger. He is one frothing grom
Bought the silk scarve back from Nepal with the boards in mind

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:22 pm
by Tally
I finished off shaping two fish on New years eve and laminated the bottom of one on the weekend couple of photos below. Both are based on an original Steve Lis fish I have in my keeping at the moment. One is shaped from a stringerless EPS blank from shapers Australia and the other is a standard Bennet/Dion PU blank. Both are 5'7" and turned out a little different to each other and the original even though the intention was that I would try and shape them to be the same.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:08 pm
by saltman
Lovely work
I will be interested in your ride comparison
I did a side cut fish same dimension stringerless in eps

Found it a bit too light imho

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:15 pm
by Tally
have a bit of glassing to get through at the moment now have 3 fish to finish and a midlength for my neighbor.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:02 pm
by Tally
I finally finished off the two fish and have been riding them for a couple of weeks I like the extra buoyancy of the EPS fish and the finished weight difference was about 300grams, so it is quite a bit lighter. the PU/PE version came in at the same weight as the original Steve Lis fish I took the template off, just on 4kg I think. I have had several good sessions on each of them.

here is a photo of the current favourites:
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 pm
by saltman
Lovely work there tally
Are those keels set almost parallel?

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 pm
by Tally
Hi Saltman

the keels are set parallel with 4 degrees of cant as per the original Lis Fish i took the template off.

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:03 pm
by saltman
fresh meat
7-3 ish subtle concave in first quarter to gradually increasing vee with double concave inside the vee between the fins

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:55 pm
by Jorgo
Nice Salty..all very much to my liking..there's a lot of area in the base of that fin...or does it just have that illusion :)

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:59 pm
by saltman
No there is a heap of depth
its a True Ames Bonzer

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 pm
by Tally
THREE BOARDS AND A HANDPLANE READY FOR SANDING

5'4" TWIN KEEL FISH
6'0" DUO
5'8" WIDE QUAD/TRI SETUP
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:49 pm
by diggerdickson
Very nice mate

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:26 am
by saltman
Tally wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:46 pm
THREE BOARDS AND A HANDPLANE READY FOR SANDING

5'4" TWIN KEEL FISH
6'0" DUO
5'8" WIDE QUAD/TRI SETUP

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Lovely stuff Tally
The keels where are they from?
Also the rationale for putting boxes in the duo?

I had suggested to NPJ there is great opportunity to use the duo set up in an asymmetric fashion with the fin boxes
Of course he already had done it

Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:22 pm
by Tally
hI @SALTMAN

I foil the keels and glass them myself, they are 50/50 foils set paralell to stringer with 4 degress cant.

TThe Duo: I found some nice single fins at shapers which I thought would work well on the duo (7" classics) so it made sense to use fin boxes, I hadnt thought of tweaking the fin position so they are asymetrical. I have been so surprised by this board it has been going really well and got me very interested in the setup. I actually bumped into NPJ at burford yesterday and had a quick chat about the setup, might want to consider a slightly wider tail next time. I set the fins paralell to the stringer and straught up and down, trailing edge 7" off the tail and 7" apart. It looks odd and makes little sense but goes really well!!!