I'm at the point where the ribs and spine are glued up with the bottom deck, and about 2-3 inches of the nose and tail keep coming apart from the bottom deck when I release it from the jig to begin building up the rails. Is this hyper critical since I'm going to add a nose and tail block and will probably cut some of the nose and tail off?
Post by TimelessSurf on Apr 22, 2012 16:26:30 GMT -5
Thanks for all the pics! You can leave 3 or 4 of the clamps attached at all times, (1 on the first rib, one on the last rib, and a couple in the middle) this will keep it braced, but you have to slide each rail strip in from one end. The other option is to take a 1' thick scrap across the bottom of the nose of the board and another piece across the top so it holds the spine, and clamp them together. do the same on the tail. It is not super critical but if you have to re-glue those spots on the spine AFTER the rails are glued you will tend to get an unintentional concave (unless you use inner tail block method to brace it.)