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Old 08-01-2012, 11:00 PM
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Default Hand-sculpted aero flares (build)...

These will be for a buddy of Violence's and, minus the router used to cut the circles, will be made using nearly 100% handtools + sandpaper Let's get started...

What I had to start with...



Getting there, still needs sanded complete though, obviously.



Inner flare done...







To see more of the process...the inner flare (complete) and the outter flare (in process)...









More tomorrow

(you may notice a little left to be sanded on the 'finished' one...you'd be correct...a little bit more to be done there)
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looks good,
i know its probly not the best investment,
but a wood lathe with a 16" throat would cut some nice aero's also

thats alot of sanding and shaping going on there
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looks good,
i know its probly not the best investment,
but a wood lathe with a 16" throat would cut some nice aero's also

thats alot of sanding and shaping going on there
No joke, someone with a half decent wood lathe could whip out some slick aeros of any size darn quickly. And ye, it's a bit tiring tbh..ha.
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wow is all i can say, thats alot of work for some flares
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check craigslist. See them on there all the time for cheap( wood lathes)
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check craigslist. See them on there all the time for cheap( wood lathes)
Free is even better

My greatgrandfather passed away a while back and I will be inheriting quite a bit of stuff from his shop...he just may have (hint) a lathe and other goodies
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why not use a dremel for most of the inside sanding instead of the razr
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why not use a dremel for most of the inside sanding instead of the razr
Because (beleive it or not) the razor will remove mdf faster than a dremel can...a sharp razor shears it off quite efficiently tbh...you can take off close to 1/16" thick stretches with a steady hand (per pass). Just start the cut near the handle and then drag the razor back as you cut and it shears very nicely. But yes, for the sanding I couldve used a dremel but I wanted to make something purely with my hands for a change.
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What is the pro in using/making them out of wood rather than using standard aeros sold on PE.com?
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