Working on tips

There are a few different kinds of paddle tips I do.

Dynel:

tip-dynel

Aluminum:

tip-aluminium

And my personal favorite, Glass:

tip-glass

I like glass because it’s simple, wears even with carbon paddle, and doesn’t fray or bend.┬áBut some like the abrasiveness of aluminum and those are definitely the hardest to do.

Metal doesn’t stick to epoxy very well. Flexible epoxy sticks better, but I prefer a stiffer, high modulus epoxy. To get it to stick I’ve come up with a lot of different concepts.

Here’s the latest:

tip-before

And then the final result:

tip-aluminium2