I just want people to acknowedge that my is the true and correct way to build surfboards!
I don't proclaim to know it all.
I change my methods and techniques all the time.
Never stop learning.
Anybody who knows me, knows that I freely give away tips and techniques often.
Unless they are some cocky, know it all because "I've shaped 20 boards and learned it from the internet, so I know it all" guys.
Then I become minister of miss-information on purpose.
Nothing beats practical experience.
In this day and age of shaping machines, shapers only know how to make it look like their own.
I was a production shaper who was expected to make it look like theirs.
That's why I respect shapers like Bill T. He understands.
I think that it would just be great if someone learns something useful they acknowledge where they learned it from and by whom.
Pass it forward as it were.
A lot of the techniques I use were taught to me by many.
I was fortunate to work with a bunch of world-class shapers at the Brewer/Linden factory.
If it made me a better or more efficient shaper, I used it.
But I always give credit to who showed it to me.
I'm sure we'll have a bit of "you're doing that all wrong" guys.
Surfboards made by hand. Not machine.
I'll start a new thread, we can turn it loose and see where it goes lol! Like I say, I would think a week would be plenty, answer what you want, after that we'll start looking for a new victim,...er..., shaper, haha!
Huck great idea. You rock.
Barry that would be very generous of you.
After practicing our manners with Barry, I think we should extend a special invitation to a shapers not regularly on Sways.
I'm thinking we invite a shaper to tune in for a set period of say two weeks and Sways members post questions. If it gets out of hand the moderators can take action.
My list would be long but would include George Gall, Bill Barnfield, Rusty P. I'd say call them up, schedule a time they will commit to and see what happens. I can make some calls.
I actually saved Rusty's life in a bar fight a few years back. So he sort of owes me. Well, he said he was Rusty and I had been drinking.
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill
thanks Greg but I really can't take credit for the idea. Nevertheless, I hope it works out well for all involved. In a way, it represents what this forum is all about - the sharing of information regarding the creation of surf craft. Nice that a craftsman of Barry's standing would be willing to participate!
"...my is the true and correct way to build surfboards!"
Thanks for that one Barry - gave me a true "lol" moment.
Ok, Barry gave us a good week and lots of free info, I don't think we could ask for more. If anyone has another volunteer, or wants to volunteer, let me know, we'll do it again. They only have to commit to one week, and are free to answer or ignore as they see fit. Remember, they are a guest of honor for that thread, and should be treated accordingly.
I have someone for us. Give me until next week.
Up next I vote Shapaholic!! Dude can answer anything
Scrub it kook