Huck; I've got a draw knife you can use as long as you want. It will need to be sharpened and the wood handles will need to be secured firmly to the metal frame (they are loose, but tooth pics or bamboo skewars may cure that malady).
Entropy (noun; from the English); (1) a measure of a thermodynamic system's increasing disorder as it approaches equilibrium. (2) thermodynamic happy place. Usage; "Entropy abounds in my workshop".
Thnx, I am getting one from another swaylocker here local to me tomorrow, I should know soon if it's gonna work, will update.
It's been a lot of work to get it to this point, but still a lot of road ahead on this journey. Just keep telling myself, baby steps...
"It ain't a race... it takes as long as it takes to be right." -Jim Philips
A lot of work yes, but the end result is priceless.
Priceless?? There's a price for everything. Have been following your progress. Exceptional and I would expect nothing less from you. Yes those little electric chain saws are often overlooked for what they are cable of doing. Lowel
Priceless in this case means that the pride in doing a difficult job well far exceeds any monetary value.
What is the value of the experience?
With sincerity, most impressive Huck.
Perhaps the glasses are the most important tool...
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Thnx lowel and stoney and everyone for the positivity!
Priceless is probably the word for the experience, from the malibu morning handodoff of an ancient tool from proneman, to a museum tour by uncle grumpy, and really, priceless pretty well sums up the value of this slab of wood, IMO. And yeah it does come at a price! Lol
Working with these antique tools makes me feel connected to the old masters of the shaping world - duke, kivlin, velzy, Simmons - how do you put a price on that?
Not like shaping chemically produced foam, this blank was a once living organism, its really an experience to form it into a surf craft.
Still nervous I might screw it up!
I will keep posting pics, but it's hard for the camera to record the changes from this point on.
I would rather be someone's shot of whiskey, than everyone's cup of tea.