Re: shear clamps

Posted by don on Feb 17, 2006

I did the the full length sheer and cut. Even without a perfect joint, epoxy fill makes up for it and then it is covered by a deck. six one / half dozen the other...

As to the rounding of panel edges, I found this helped when aligning stitched panels. A rounded edge won't shift against another rounded edge the way the squared of edges will. This saved some time during the alignment process. all that is required is running a sanding block along the edge a couple of times. If you make sure to do this on the inside (inside the boat) edge of the panels, which is the point that the panels will touch, It will actually make the outside of the joint a bit tighter, reducing the possibility of viewing the ply's end grain.

Good Luck either way!

In Response to: shear clamps by tim on Feb 16, 2006


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