Wow... looks real nice, especially for your first attempt
A lot of that is due to the fact that mgarbutt really knows what he's doing. He would do one side and then I'd copy what he did on the other. We went step-by-step like that on the whole board except for using the planer for the rails because the depth needed to be adjusted on the fly -- I let him take care of that in the name of the board actually functioning the way it's supposed to! It was a really awesome way to learn and I would recommend to anyone that you hook up with mgarbutt to make a board! His prices are more than reasonable and he's super knowledgeable, too. I'm making a template of my buddy's 9'7" Hanel Log over Christmas and am hoping to make a copy sometime in spring with mgarbutt's assistance.
The shaping session was a lot of fun! I love working with surfers on collaboration projects, it makes a lot more fun from a shaper's perspective! Should have kielsun's board sanded and finished this week and will post up some final pics of it. dcSurfer that is a sweet little Mini-Simmonsesque board!