Monday 25 December 2017

New Cruiser build - Christmas Eve Steambending

Spruce rails, necessary and authentic, either bend easily or completely fail if there is a knot or cross grain in the area of the bend. 

This one had a small knot, discovered after milling, figured a 50/50 chance of success, and came up short

The reason we mill 3 at a time

Steaming away while the temperature was at 0

On the way to 200, after ends soaked for a day 

Right around the forms after 10-15 minutes 

Not entirely dry, still flexible to get on the form 

Nice curve established

On the form ready the stems to be set, then ribs and planking. 

more to come.

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