Monday, February 23, 2009

Bow web and daggerboard case mold

Making ready for the next layers of unidirectional carbon fibers on the bow web

In the bag after wet lay up.

Working on the mold for the daggerboard case. Made up of solid MDF. Using a router to make sure the size and parallelity is exact. Then adding a slight taper at the edges using the random orbital sander. This is also used to rough shape the radiused corners.

After hand sanding I am satisfied with the shape.

MDF is the sealed with epoxy. I will then have to sand this down and wax. On this part I could have used a sheet of vacuum bag or packaging tape, but I want to experiment on MDF moulds before CNC routing molds for the foils.

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