HANALEI FINS Shed
This panoramic view shows the contents of our fin shed.
Starting on the left is a work bench where we stage the fins and perform all of the finish sanding. In the center of the room is the actual foiling station that is surrounded by a rack on the left holding all of the sanders and grinders. These range from 3.5" to 8" in diameter, with the smaller ones being used primarily on the hollow foils. All of the sanders hook up to a dust collector to try and keep the dust under control.
To the right of the foiling station is a dust collection system that is hooked up to the chutes below and to the right of the foiling station. This system is also hooked up to all of the stationary tools on the bench to the right. There are a series of gates in the dust collection system to control where the dust is being collected. This foiling station is also used to cutout the fin blanks using a jigsaw equipped with special diamond grit blades.
The bench on the right has a combination belt and disc sander used to profile the fins and bases. An oscillating drum sander also used to profile curves. Router table for machining notches in the fin bases using end mills instead of router bits. Finally, a drill press primarily used to cut notches in GEARBOX fin bases, but also used to drill holes for pins and screws on regular center fins.
Additionally, there is a table saw that is used to machine base thicknesses and cant angles on canard fins and FUTURES bases. Plus a thickness sander that is used to machine fin blanks to a consistent thickness when machining FUTURES bases and making regular center fins. These tools are to large to fit in the shed so they are located outside the shop.
Small compact shed but really fun to work in as everything needed is close to hand! Literally a one man shop.