Fastening

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mlavimodiere
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Fastening

Postby mlavimodiere » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:53 pm

As I'm sure the world knows by now I'm about to start my first boat :shock: And it's Torpedo.
What fastening technique should I use ? :shock: is it the raptor Sytem or the vaccum bag method? I want her to look perfect and have no idea what the end product will look like if I use the raptor system.... So if someone has some close up pistures it would be greatly appreciated.. :D And secondly what is the easier way of doing it?

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Re: Fastening

Postby jamundsen » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 pm

I used the raptor staples and was very pleased with them. I used steel staples for the mahogany layer and pulled them. Pulling them was not as bad as I'd thought. The holes left are negligible. Dave Lott used the Raptor brads for all the laminations and just stained them.
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