Saturday, May 10, 2014

Glass-on Glider Fin

This fin is for a 12' chambered balsa that I have been in the process of building for a while.  The board is nearing completion and only a few steps remain.  Finally I have a fin that I am happy with and here are a few pics from the build.  Wood is Redwood Burl with Holly and Wenge "micro halo".  Once the board is complete I will post up the entire build process.

Glue-up of the Micro Halo

Cheater Coat


Ready to be glassed onto the glider.  Customer required the Halo to be made from fiberglass roving.  This takes a bit more time to do but in the long run it is worth it.  The roving halo protects the fin from rock strikes while giving it a true to vintage look.

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