Tuesday, March 2, 2010

So, the next phase is to glue the frame.

Frame glue down from nose:

From the tail:

The next part involves pressing the skin into the frame. This is going to take some doing as I am going to force the 1/4" cedar skin into a 5/8" (at maximum) concave. My thoughts on this are to create a steam box so I can heat/steam the wood as I am pressing it into the frame. Additionally, I think an investment in some additional C-clamps is in order so I can get > 100 lbs /sq in at the deep contours...

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