Bill Stewart - straight edge with 'feelers'...
So The 6 channel roundpinI just talked with the guy Im Having laminate it and I totally screwed up how I cut them in because Not too drop the fin boxes he had to grind them down and they arent going to be completely flush. I believe what I would need to do is cut them in with less of and angle or from a flat into a transition then the channel and make them wider. any recommendations for a board like this and channels? Probably would been better if I just made it a 4 channel.
Try to think 5-10 steps ahead
measure the board before you cut it. Know where you are and where you can go before you cut.
Run glass ons. You can always cut em off and adjust em.
"We ain't on our way to Wembley,we ain't gonna win the league. No matter how much they let us down - Westham's still our team"...
Glassons would've definitely been the call. but gotta do what the customer wants right?? Anyways I think I know how to approach it for boxes next time to get them to drop in flush. Still working on the whole thinking 5-10 steps ahead. I'm also a production manager at the shop I work for and so Im constantly trying to figure out how to meet deadlines and how to work the schedules of our staff to get boards done. Just when I get out of that rhythm and start working on my own boards thats when I forget to think a head cause I'm just to psyched to be working on something fresh instead of the same 10 models I work on weekly and just go through the motions at this point.
You're definitely more advanced than I am but I've gotta ask, is that fish assymetrical? One side of the tail looks like it goes in, almost like it has a slight wing/stinger. Maybe it's just the angle of the camera. Anybody else see what I'm talking about?
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You're not seeing things haha. I made that assymetrical, inspired by the assym fish Burch made in the "Handmade" Surfer film. Ive made a few traditional and sidecut fishes and have liked aspects of both. For this one I decided to go with Burchs' theory but tweak it to what I would think would feel good. I did a slight sidecut to hip on the heel side and kept the toe side a traditional fish. I also foile out the deck a little more on the heal side because my backside feels alot better on smaller/thinner boards. Only time will tell if it works the way I shaped it too.