I am using floor grade 1/8 inch plywood. Readily available from big box stores this stuff is designed for use under kitchen and bathroom floor so it hold up pretty well in wet locations, just in case. I also only purchase 1 sheet of 1/8 inch and glued up to to make the 1/4 inch thick spine. Note this provides a 6 ply 1/4 inch spine where a normal 1/4 inch ply is only 3 ply but of course thicker for each ply. And I only have to but one sheet of plywood to build two sets of rib/spines. I always cut two sets at once.
Bending the bottom deck. This is the third day on the rocker table. Each day I pull off, dampen and clamp a little tighetr. Last night I pulled out the steamer, Used for ironing clothes and let it run under the nose for about 10 minutes until I could feel the heat from the top. I was then able to clamp up tight to the rocker. Should be ready to glue to frame this weekend
thanks Eric.....the wife has one of those...LOL.... I am a visual learner, with you leading the way and me being semi-retired, I hope to have things smoking in short order ! Oh, is your helper a pug ...? we have a black ch-ug, mix, and he resembles your helper in latidudes.... ; ))
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2012 10:40:02 GMT -5 by access5
@ Access. I also over bent the nose by adding a 3/4 or so piece off wood to the last frame on the rocker table. This bent the bottom deck a little pat where I want it so when it snaps back a bit its more or less in the right place.
Post by TimelessSurf on May 14, 2012 16:25:08 GMT -5
Are you going for twin or quad? I think for a rough est would be about 4"-5" from the tip of the tail. You can always try SwayLocks forum and search "Twin Fin Box" or "twin fin placement" and you should get some additional info.