Friday, January 28, 2011

Steaming ahead


With the success of yesterday's steam bend under our belts we cooked up two more sections this morning—that's all we have room for on the mold at one time. With some trepidation we unclamped yesterday's bent chine and damn if the board hasn't decided it likes to be bent. Just to be sure it doesn't revert, I clamped it back onto the mold, a few inches below where the overlapping rear section has to be clamped today. Why risk recidivism?




We got a full two hours of cooking this time, and they bent on with little resistance. I guess it's like torture. After a while it just loses it's conviction to resist. I know I'd be pretty malleable after two hours in the steam box.


One more to bend tomorrow. While it's cooling on the south side of the mold we can scarf the north chine and affix it.


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