BODY

The body is made from woven strips of cherry veneer with a balsa core.  We carved a buck by hand from solid redwood blocks and made a set of female molds from it.  These molds were used in conjunction with a vacuum-assisted resin-transfer process to form the wood veneer body panels.  

Front end back in the shop
Front end back in the shop
Fiberglass Resin Base Coat
Fiberglass Resin Base Coat
Aluminum foil on the butterfly panels
Aluminum foil on the butterfly panels
PC312402
PC312402
Test Driver Supreme
Test Driver Supreme
IMG_4001
IMG_4001
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07-29-08 133
Untitled
Untitled
A view from outside the garage
A view from outside the garage
Brownie looks over the job
Brownie looks over the job
From the side
From the side
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07-29-08 155
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07-29-08 313
Burl bucket
Burl bucket
New paint, new windshield
New paint, new windshield