As promised, here what’s been going on with my latest project, a 7-6 traditional egg. The blank had to be ordered from US Blanks because I wanted to modify the rocker, and add a 1/4″ cedar stringer with black glue. I ordered a 7-9H blank because it would accommodate the length, width and thickness of the intended shape.
The “natural” rocker of the 7-9H did not have enough nose rocker for my design, so I ordered 1/2″ of rocker added to the last 14″ of the nose.
I cut the template out of 1/8″ Masonite, using a paper pattern generated by the AKU shaping program. After I traced the outline on the skinned blank, I didn’t like the curve in the the last 12″ of the tail; basically too wide. So, I grabbed another template off the wall that had the curve I liked and blended it in.
With template and blank, shaping begins…
and about 2hr later…
|Tail to nose
|Nose to tail
Next, I moved it out of the shaping bay and into the glassing area. I asked for 6-oz S-Glass on the bottom and 6-oz+4-oz S-Glass on the deck.
Here’s Ray working his glasser “abstract” mojo…a little of this and a little of that….
Now, its all in the pour…