Looking good. You really did a lot of work assembling that blank! If I may? --- Check the bottom photo and compare the left and right outlines. Recheck your width dimensions and maybe retemplate inside of any warbles. That done, keep to the line. Once you have a dip, it involves redoing the outline - and on both sides. This, for me, is step one - smooth symmetrical outline.
In another photo that is a view of the bottom from the nose to tail with bottom up --- again double check the edges. This can be a difficult part to achieve symmetry as you are dealing with rocker and outline at the same time. If you get off course here, it can lead to headaches down the road.
So... and I think this is what gbzausa is getting at above - establish your outline, keep it symmetrical and then proceed to your rocker. Keep rocker symmetrical and maintain a smooth curve. If you can maintain those two variables, the banding of the rails (top and bottom) as well as your deck and bottom curves will be much easier.
With Agave you're dealing with variable densities so minimizing any dips in the soft stuff will be tricky. Use a long block and as you're shaping, use it to 'bridge' over those soft areas in the Agave.
Hey gbzausa, today i worked on the outline of the board using the template that i got from blendingcurves. In the beginning i also used it but i cut 1inch to the side of the line because i was terrified by dropping it or cutting the rail and not having enough wood to work with.
thickness measurements from the sides or from the middle of the board?
Also a picture of the nose rocker which is 7cm for now = 2,76inch
Pay attention to the info posted by jrandy it looks like the specs on that fish would fit your project , pay attention to getting the outline correct , symmetrical and keeping it within bounds , do not worry about filling the holes at this time , besides there are better ways than sawdust and glue , it looks like you need to build / alter your shaping stands , at some point you will need to put the board on its side , you can check out the archives for shaping stands pics look for the ones by Huck , simple to make the tops to put board on its side . Next step concentrate on the outline , making it symmetrical and keeping it square to the flat bottom , then on to rocker . If you look up Barry Snyder designs , go to projects and agave boards , he is a very talented craftsman he has an agave fish there , look at it carefully , thats what you should aspire to . carry on .
First of all, thank you all so much for helping me out with all the tips and tricks, appreciate it a lot.
Today i worked on the outline and measured everything up.
Template used: Blending curves FishA
results so far
As you can see the outline connecting to the bottom of the board is where i worked on today.
What do you think?
picture 6 you can see that i have a soft spot and and dip in the rail. What would be the way to fix this up?
Now for the measurements:
Metric on the right and inch on the left.
Thanks for the update. You are doing a nice job with smoothing the bottom and truing the outline. Now I understand why you did a rough cut outline.
Looks like your board is 177.7cm or 5' 9 & 15/16" (short 5'10").
Good to hear you had a plan. Did you use the 5'10" Fish A pattern from BC?
BC is a great webiste and Andrew is very helpful with all the templates, posting here at times as well.
Be safe, have fun. -J
Thank you jrandy. Yes i did use 5'10" fish A pattern.
For a rocker i used 5.9 A because i didn't find a 5.10 on the website
Just did some some thickness measurements from the middle of the board.
I cut out a 2.5" slip from cardboard so it's not the most accurate.
Thickest point is 2.36" (6cm) which is a little less then the kneeboard specs that you posted but it should do the trick.