Shaping boards in the garage
HAHA, Dad's gonna flip the first time you glass a board and he's sees all the hardened resin on the floor. I remember how PO'd my Dada would get when I used to chang the oil in my Gen 1 Rx7 in the garage and didn't throw down some kitty litter. Ventilation is highly overrated too, you won't need those brain cells, they grow back. I just cleaned out my Father-In-Law's board shed. He's got it split into two rooms, one for shaping and sanding, one for glassing. I'd cleaned it out right before Christmas too. I filled up an entire trash can with foam dust and scrap (F.I.L's a dirty ol' bird ). I don't even try to get the hardened resin up any more in the glass room, that's character. You might want to put an old shower curtain down before you start and a fan in the garage door blowing out. I guarantee you, both those measures will turn out to be inadequate, but they're better than nothing. Not that I'm advocating eitehr of those things. I better put in a disclaimer, don't try this at home. You might want to go beg a local shaper to let you watch in return for cleaning and what not. I believe back in the day this was called an apprenticeship. Different than a schooner. I personally took the easier route, I married a shaper's daughter, but I still end up cleaning the shop. I myself am not a surf board shaper. I am a hobbyist.