Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cold molding'

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My New Hatch Cover #1: Cold Molding a Curved Panel

05-15-2013 12:58 AM by shipwright | 20 comments »

I just got Friendship back in the water for the summer last week and when I was getting her rigged at the dock someone ( OK me) sat on the acrylic top of the sliding hatch. This has been a weak point for seven years since I initially built her and it amazes me that it has taken this long to break it. Cutting to the chase, the replacement acrylic was going to cost $136 and wouldn’t be any stronger than it was before. I’ve never liked the plastic thing but it did give me a little mo...

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Shipyard Memories #13: Two Cape Scott 36's: Cold Molded Construction

02-15-2011 06:39 AM by shipwright | 7 comments »

This is the third in a series of blogs on the different types of wooden boat construction I’ve done. The first two covered traditional carvel planking and framed plywood construction. This one will concentrate on a method called “cold molding”. Cold molding refers to the fashioning of a hull form by gluing up layers of thin planking in different orientations much like a sheet of plywood is made, but in this case it takes the shape of a boat. There are several methods by ...

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