I have a longboard in the works.....first one I've made since 1995. This time I decided to make my own glass on fin. Layed up a panel this morning. 34 layers thick. Shaped it this afternoon. Came out absolutely perfect. Very fun little project. I may be making shortboard fins in the future. I can see how this could become addicting.
By the way, any spots in the pictures are not in the fin. I doused the fin in water and took pictures quickly to capture the effect of what it will look like glossed on a board.
Very nice fin and board! I'm concerned about the red puss sore on your hand in the third picture. Are you starting to have a reaction to fiberglass or the cleaning chemicals?
I'd love to see that! I've laid up a few fin panels and find that any more than 5 layers at a time the resin just wont wet it out completely without too much work and tiny trapped air bubbles. 30 or so layers of cloth will get you enough thickness for a typical fin I recall.
Last edited by mitchell; May 31, 2014 at 11:54 PM.