anyone ever head of shaping fins from wood and then fiberglassing them so they can fit in a future fins box?
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Thread: Shaping fins
May 2, 2012, 10:31 PM #2Junior Member
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Unlike FCS boxes, side Futures boxes do not have cant built in. If you can figure out a way to build in the cant to the fin bases then give it a shot.
Bamboo would be the way to go.
Ive built quite a few wooden boards and have made wood fins. If there is no cant in a future fin box you culd simple create the fin in two sections, an upper section which is your main fin shape and the lower section will fit into your fin box. Where they meet you can create the angle you want. Use epoxy to join the two pieces and then fiberglass over the entire thing to make it one complete unit. If you plane the wood thin enough and then build up a couple layers of glass you should have more than enough strength. I have no experience with that type of box so this is all theoretical but making wood fins is not too difficult and they will look far better than any non wood fin you can buy. You should look into making an entire hollow wood board. Its a fun project and there is nothing like riding a board you built from scratch.
thanks guys. im going to try to make some. ill post how they come out
May 3, 2012, 12:46 PM #5Senior Member
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