Thought I would also share how I make the skins for the wings. I know alot of people have experimented with ways to do this. Myself included. The creased lines are obviously done on a large break and bent into the wings. The pizza cutter trick is also popular. But after 1960 or so the skins have the more intricate rolled lines were much tougher to replicate.
I first did it with a rolling machine and a single set of rollers where I made each line one at a time. Well since I have been selling these wings I found it was taking me way too long to make the skins. So I did what anyone esle would. I found a turn of the century metal rolling machine, restored it, and remachined the rollers to make shasta wing skins. It does all 8 lines at once and works phenominal.
It was made by the R. Hoe and Co. Founded in 1805. They became the major print press manufacturer in the U.S. I believe this machine was used to curl printing plates on drum style printers....not anymore
Here is a before Shot
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2013 20:29:57 GMT -5 by tylerbes