just wondering if anyone has any insight into ,how to shape a spoon on a long board? what tools to do this job? thanx
I'm not a professional shaper so can't give you really specific answers. I think a better question for the forum might be "what is a spoon." To my knowledge the term spoon is applied fairly loosely and refers to a number of different boards. I have a 9'8" Yater "spoon" (it says so on the deck) and it has a virtually flat to rolled bottom and 50/50 (same on top as on bottom) rails. My guess is that many boards with these characteristics have been called spoons. Swaylock>>> just wondering if anyone has any insight into ,how to shape a spoon on a > long board? what tools to do this job? thanx http://www.pointblanks.com/
>>> just wondering if anyone has any insight into ,how to shape a spoon on a > long board? what tools to do this job? thanx I'm definetly not the authority on this subject but I'll give it a shot. When I make concaves on my longboards, I first determine where I want the concave to be. After I have outlined the concave (spoon) I then determine where the deepest part of the concave will be. Start by planing down the stringer to the desired depth, use a small baby/block plane for this task. While you are taking down the stringer, start removing foam; remember you want a gradual lead into the concave from the tail side towards the nose of the board. To remove foam I use a curved sanding block about 20" long X 4" wide. The block is curved to the depth of the concave(this info came from Anthony's board building links). Look at several top-name shapers boards to get an idea of where, and how deep to put the concave in. Also notice how far back the concave will go; this can vary alot and should not exceed the front third of the board. Hopefully some real shaper will see this and correct any misguidance I have given. Good luck!