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by RustBelt
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Bending wood strips

I'm of the same opinion as Cruiser...I wouldn't think there would be any unmanageable torque to overcome on the curves of a prospector that would require steam (assuming a species of western red cedar or similar), unless the curve of the first strip from stern to bow was set at an extreme curve at t...
by RustBelt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stongback length Ranger 15'
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

Re: stongback length Ranger 15'

Hi all, I realize this thread is pretty old but here goes; I’m building the Bear Mountain Ranger 15 ft with my father (but mostly with my son;-)). We’ve just completed the strongback with 16 ft length. I read this post with great interest because I now run into the question of raising the molds or ...
by RustBelt
Tue May 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing

Thanks Randy and Jim! Hope you had a nice Memorial Day! I’ll report back when I get everything glued up.
by RustBelt
Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing

Yep, my thought was follow the forms. I'm assuming you're using the wood glue formulated hot glue sticks (like the Surebonder Wood Stiks)? Guessing that hold will shear right off with a well placed chisel and mallet without tearout? I haven't used hot (wood) glue in woodworking as much as I probably...
by RustBelt
Thu May 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Re: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing

Thanks for the advice, Jim! You’ve helped all the way back to milling strips with a circular saw! Glad to hear from another Iowan on the board, too! I had a feeling this was a common occurrence. I’m torn, but most likely I’ll try the hot glue/block approach you mentioned and see how it sticks. It su...
by RustBelt
Wed May 16, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing

Hi Fellow Builders, As with most new members, I’m starting my formal introduction to the board with a possible problem. Hopefully by speaking up, I can get over the issue and get to the finish line. You have all helped so much getting my build to where it is today, I knew exactly where I should go t...