Sunday 1 January 2017

Rails for new build

Clear white spruce, milled from stock thats been air drying over a year. Kiln dried stock will no longer reliably take the bend it needs to once he cells are altered. Air dried lumber bends fine.

Nice straight grain

For a sheer with as much upturn as this model has, rails go on form the easiest if pre bent, then heated up again when mounted on the form

Bending around a form ensures uniform curves

On the form against the backers

Ribs are next

Soaking in the pressure tank overnight

Couple quick stands for the tank