I was thinking the same thing myself -- my conclusion was, you can lead Mike to a planer, but you can't make him shape!
Best bet might be to set up a session sometime at a well-equipped shaping bay, hand him the tools and a blank, and then all stand around waiting to see what happens...
PS Paul, thanks for the CD that you sent w/ the book. Very nice, it brought me back in time...music I love, some of which I hadn't heard in way too long.
tell him he better not shape or we'll tell his mom...it might work into his contrary lobe and he will sucumb to the uncontrolable urge to carve ... how about ivory soap swallow tails...ambrose...kalua pig tacos w/ refried beans, olive oil and balsamic vinegar marinated garlic , cottage cheese and mozerella flavors my state of mind
ambrose M. curry III
I'm more worried he'll start shaping, get hooked on it, then not keep this board running anymore!
By the way, no pressure, Mike. We'll look the other way while you're figuring out which way to point the planer, and promise only to give pointers if you ask!!
This remark with arms crossed is not in character...the aging sage wit', eyes barely visible peek'in from between straw hat brim and sunglass rims visibly dusty from exposure, taunts the michael in question form a wry smile and a lilting patois stimulating the the excitement and adventure of somthing perhaps Verbotten in the eyes of an absent random mother figure brought up only to spark the mischievious fun of yet another mildly forbidden relm...some respond to ...do it ...yet others may not ... ambrose ... dont be afraid sometimes works...manipulation can be a high art...at its best the subject believes it is excercising freewill when responding to the bell
All in good fun, Ambrose!
We all know that, deep down inside, Mike wants to shape... think of this as an intervention!
then all stand around waiting to see what happens...
With your arms crossed.
Oh man -- now that's pressure.
I better get outta here.
I'll be in the indian ocean if you need me...
As a sidebar note on the gathering of the S.A.group;
The glossary information stimed a thought on a new revision of the shapers tree. If you guys brought your own version of local, or individual shapers trees, perhaps an updated, post Y2K tree could evolve. It would be a big task.
there are latent fears to deal with brought on by the existance in history of groups like the SSand the Mc Cone commission that made senator Mc Carthy so famous... with a detailed list of shapers and enlightened form affectionados a clean sweep round up would become possible..."are you or have you ever been a member of the shaping community?"or perhaps,"you will shape and divulge theory and tecnique to the central board of government manufacturers monopoly to resist is futile we will be the dominant world surfboard producer" or maybe " is it not true you were seen talking to any number of individuals for the express purpose of procuring materials to make surfboards for the express purpose of riding waves with no one out" mark my words there are troubled times ahead and this kind of gathering of names is shirley a covert move on the part of an unknown group lurking behind every bush...ahhk ...did you see that gladiola move...Dr .Fred E. katz....front line observer for the underground resistance to the invisible threat
This freaks me out! Is it ok just to come, with other boards, and hang, and surf? I am afraid I may be resigned to the "outer circle." Ha! Well, if all goes well, I hope to see you.
fear is their only wedge donot allow fear to become part of the equation once we give in to fear the resistance is lost....consult the manifesto face Waco at the apropriate times daily and resume the quest ours is the noble cause ,wear floral clothing in groups of over three to camoflage apearance ,speak to no one that doesnt reveal the password xiloholyaws...burn this message the walls have ears and the SS is everywher... agent ambrose... awaiting instructions... You are the axis ring leader I know that now by the way You inserted Hang so conspicuously in the previous message ...XILOHOLYAWS...