Saturday, February 27, 2010

Optimist Pram Building - Week 4

Putting the twist in the chine
Fitting the chine to hull #2
Holly with monster clamp!
Chuck and Holly gluing and clamping

Fitting the chine to Hull #1
Today students glued up the bottom and hull stringers. The chine pieces were soaked for 30 minutes in a PVC tube filled with boiling water. This softened the mahogany frames enough for them to bend and twist to fit the shape of the bottom. Next we will glue up the chines and begin to fasten the plywood sides and bottom.

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