Saw the fin set up thread and thought this would be a funny juxtapose. Fresh out the oven, right before I cut 'em out. 30 layers of 4oz, 6 different colors counting the swirl, each color 5 layers thick. Haven't finished foiling them yet; need a new grinder disc, might have more pics then.
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Thread: Fin lay ups
Feb 11, 2013, 05:48 PM #1
Fin lay ups
Feb 11, 2013, 06:24 PM #2
that's awesome! i've often thought about making my own fins, but i'm not sure i have the skill or time to invest in such an endeavor. what's the template you're using?
Feb 11, 2013, 06:54 PM #3
"Template" is giving me far too much credit. I rough traced 4 outlines from the left and rights off a set of k-grip carbon lite(s), then reduced 2 of them about a 1/4" on all sides for trailers. Why? Why not, I leave precision and the science of surfboard making to the experts. I just try to have some fun. Cut those out with a jigsaw and started grinding away until I realized my disc was pretty worn down. I do it by eye man and don't worry too hard about how they end up, as long as they're pretty smooth and not too wonky. Just a way to kill some time, the waves were shot on Saturday.
Feb 11, 2013, 07:35 PM #4
nice. is that a baking pan that you did the lay up in? i think i'll have to give this a go some time...maybe in the summer after my wedding & things calm down a bit.
Feb 11, 2013, 07:47 PM #5
Feb 11, 2013, 08:01 PM #6
That is really cool. Definately post a pic when you are done, interested to see how that turns out. What are you using as a binding agent, just resin or something else?
Feb 11, 2013, 08:37 PM #7
Feb 16, 2013, 03:31 AM #8
i have to say that the baking pan idea is WAY better & more appealing than the suggestions made in this thread from swaylock's, but there's a lot of good info here, too:
definitely gonna have to give this a go over the summer. the laying up & laminating don't worry me too much, but the foiling!
Feb 17, 2013, 07:04 PM #9
Can I just say that when I saw the title of this thread I thought it was some hip new lingo for a turn that throws the fins of a board and was a discussion of some sort about that. .......yup.
Feb 24, 2014, 05:01 AM #10
At this rate these fins'll be done sometime in September. One of these days I need to break down and buy an FCS jig.