Oct 4, 2014

Next shape, kinda getting back to the first shape that I did, but now without a twintip. Now purely directional, I will shape a swallow tail type of 3d-shape, but cut-shape being more of a flat tail.

Before the tail, I will shape the mid section that will have two channels, one on each side for better edging and easier initiation of the turns.

This is how the shaping process starts, with filleting knife...

The first part of the shape ready to be sanded...

It's good to have in mind that the whole point is to bend the veneer into this, so you can't go too wild. You can try bending a paper sheet into this once in a while when shaping, that gives you at least indication that you don't try to shape something with curvature that would require the veneer to stretch.

This is how the whole thing looks like after shaping both channels and the tai:

4 comments:

Matthew Boles said...

What kind of foam did you use?

Tuomo said...

I used 5cm thick Finnfoam. But I guess any foam that can hold pressure works as well.

Matthew Boles said...

okay. where did you get your veneers, I'm having trouble finding the right size

Tuomo said...

I bought my veneers from http://www.hvloy.com/ which is specialized on laminates and veneer. They make turning veneer so basically one can get any size. But depending where you're located, you should find local veneer shop. Or if you can find a plywood manufacturer, they might be willing to sell some of their veneer before they laminate it to plywood, in that case they probably have sizes like 1.5m x 2m or something, which is a bit overkill...