Stem alignment

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Jim Dodd
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Stem alignment

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:40 am

This is a topic, I rarely see any discussion on.
I learned this trick from the Minnesota canoe builders.
A strip is stapled to the stem forms, one on each end. They are used to visually check for proper vertical alignment of the stems.
here is a pic.Image

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Re: Stem alignment

Post by Glen Smith » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:12 pm

That is a great tip, Jim.

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Re: Stem alignment

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks Glenn.

I usually have fish line stretched end to end for the center line.
I must have just removed it.

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Re: Stem alignment

Post by Glen Smith » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:36 pm

I used a black fishing line on mine.

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Re: Stem alignment

Post by Jim Dodd » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:36 pm

I too use fishing line to set up station forms, but to make sure the stem forms are vertical and aligned with each other, I staple temporary vertical strips to eyeball the stem alignment.

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Re: Stem alignment

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:43 am

Sorry. I just updated the above photo.

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