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 out the cove and along the inner stem gluing surface.
The strips are going on exponentially faster as i work out the clamping scheme.
More to Come…
-- "No need to measure, just cut" Hans