Re: Batten material

Posted by Steve Miller on Jan 10, 2006

If you are concerned about the accuracy then cut each piece as a single to about 1/8th inch out side the lines then plane /sand to the line as a bunch. I like a jig saw since its slow but some guys cut with a small blade circular saw. Clamp your ply securely together and it won't bounce much.

The batten can be most any knot free straight grained wood. The wood you are going to use for sheer clamps for example. It should be long enough to do at least half or more of your curve so you can have a big overlap when you do the second side. But full length is better. I have several and like square cut wood so it bends uniformly. 1/4 x 1/4 and one about 1/2 x 1/2.

In Response to: Batten material by John Short on Jan 10, 2006


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