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kayak clamping blocks

2081 days ago by psolver1 | 3 comments »

One important lesson i experienced this evening is to sand your clamping blocks well before using them on the molds to clamp the strips. I was in the middle of gluing a strip on and clamping it in place when i received a particularly nasty splinter from one of the clamping blocks. Stopping to remove a splinter in the middle of a glue up is exceptionally inconvenient. I am using the old puppy dewormer syringe application technique for my strips, about 20 cc for a 17 foot strip seems to work out well. Then i use a paint brush from a set finely hand crafted in China that i picked up at wally world when i made some toys for Christmas. The brush speeds the glue evenly through o...

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