bending the chines on the TNT

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Denon Osterman
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bending the chines on the TNT

Postby Denon Osterman » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:05 pm

so im about a week into building, have the building form, frames, stem, breasthook, keel, transom, and knees all assembled. now comes the hard part: bending the chines. ive heard in many places that if you wrap them in towels and pour on bioling water, thell get much easier to bend. does anyone know the specifics on how this is done? any help would be apreciated.

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Graham Knight
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Postby Graham Knight » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:28 pm

The easiest way by far is to rip them thinner (2 or 3 laminations) and laminate in-situ, same with the sheers.
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Postby John K » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:08 am

I slowly bent my chine into place by moving the clamp every day. It is about 100 here and the heat helped.

My sheer I will be laminating as Graham described!

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Postby Denon Osterman » Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:44 pm

well, i put the chines on by wrapping the stress points in wet dish towels and then steaming them using a kettle..worked really well actually. the sheer comes in two laminations, and it went mon reaalllyy easily(thank god...steaming is very annoying).


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