Nose/tail repair question
I aquired an old nose-rider (From the late 80's) from a buddy about 6 months ago. I had to do a few repairs on some cracks and delams initially; after the repairs I rode it at least 4 times a week, I fell in love with how the board rode, and the uniqueness of it as well. It was a 9'4" boat and had a 4 inch wide balsa stringer down the middle with a general rugged look to it. When I went to college though, 500 miles north of home, I had to leave it at home for a smaller board to fit in the car.
Long story short, a buddy had to clean the garage and took the board out and leaned it against the side of the house and forgot about it (doh!), that night Santa Ana winds started blowing. (For those who don't know, Santa Ana winds are Southern Californian warm air winds blowing offshore at gusts up to 70 MPH) The board was found on the other side of the house under his car, apparently landing nose first in the grass (Deducted from the grass lodged in the nose, and a giant divot in the lawn) the next morning with the nose and tail suffering damage along with some scratches and 2 dings on the rail. (Neither of us know how it got over the house without suffering worse damage...)
For sentimental purposes, I want to fix this board up on my own again to surfing condition and I know how to fix the dings on the rails, but it looks like I may need to strip the nose and tail of the old glass, re-form the foam core and re-glass it. My question is how do I get the nice curved edge on the nose and tail? It has me stumped. Are there different techniques used for shaping the nose and tails I'm not aware of? Or would it just be a better choice to take it to a board repair shop to get the job done right?