Shaping of the new log got underway today....
Had a really fun and interesting afternoon, watching it go from glued up blank chunk of foam to something resembling a board. Chris named it the Takybo, he used a Takyama Model-T template for the nose and a 40 yr old Bilbo template for the tail. It's chunky and fab.
Chris let me loose on it a few times, not just sanding block but handsaw, jigsaw, wood plane. All pretty scary, especially knowing how crap I was at CDT at school, however, I managed not to screw it up - big plus.
Part two.... rails, deck and nose concave coming soon.