Yeah, I have a lot of nerve. I'm building a Thrailkill Pig with Bill's help. It's a blend of some pigs he has shaped over the years and in so doing has adapted outlines and other dims from some of the best out there.
I have spoken with Bill many times over the years about pigs. I've attempted a few but was always disappointed with the look of the outline. Greg Loehr shaped an 8-0 for me decades ago and I loved it, but didn't realize if was a pig. Doh. So this time Bill sent me an outlying in a mailing tube along with some instructions. I'm nervous about this. But here I am.
I have a Marko molded 9-0 LB blank that has been calling my name for a year of more. After mounting and trueing the outline template and realized I would have to put the template nose to the tail of the blank. BIll has a funny anticdote about this trick. It made me feel like one of the old pig shapers. For about a minute. Ha.
Anyway, here are a few pictures to get this started. Wish me luck.
Note in the one pic the sanding tool I'm using to true the outline. The hard rubber pad is just flexible enough to bend slightly and allow the tool to take off the high points on the outline. The Clear Spray is used on the edge after I've finished trueing to beef up the edge. I may use this template again and want to be sure it is solid.