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    Making foot pockets

    Salutations MerNetwork!
    My Guppies and I have been working on a line of Monofins to be sold by Whimsical Warrior to benefit a charity of choice(which charities has yet to be determined). They'll be in size measurements of cm and I'm considering offering varying ankle sizes, but unfortunately, I've hit a rather large roadblock in production. I can't figure out how to make the hollow foot pockets happen.
    If you have any ideas, I'm all ears.
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    Some pics would be helpful.
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    I have personally never seen anyone make their own foot-pockets. Everyone I have seen who has made their own monofin has used either pre-made foot pockets, or some sort of bootie. Sorry I couldn't be more help, but I'm wishing you the best of luck!
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    Make a sample monofin with bi fins or monofin foot pockets that you can buy seperately, and glue it in place.

    You can use this to make a casting of the foot pockets.

    Then refine the casting like sand paper the edges, make it all smooth, add toe holes etc.
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    Jaffa, that sounds great! Unfortunately I want to make a bunch of sizes.

    Rett, your reply kind of restated my problem, but in doing so I did find a way to get the pockets formed. (I think). More research is being done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIF View Post
    Jaffa, that sounds great! Unfortunately I want to make a bunch of sizes.

    Rett, your reply kind of restated my problem, but in doing so I did find a way to get the pockets formed. (I think). More research is being done.
    You could make a whole range with different sizes of bi fins. That way, you'll always have something physical to refer to, and its easier to bounce ideas off each other.
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