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Building Teardrop No. 2 #3: Oops!

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 05-01-2020 12:00 PM 461 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Shaping the end blocks Part 3 of Building Teardrop No. 2 series Part 4: Ribs »

Why you should use a clamping caul in these circumstances.

I had enough wood to make 3 rib slats. I only need 2. After bending the first one using heat, I put it on my mold to help it retain its shape.

Everything was good except for this one clamp on the inside curve.

It put a big dent in the rib.

Lucky that I have two more slats.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 05-01-2020 01:08 PM

Whoopsa-daisy. Glad you have a spare!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 05-01-2020 01:42 PM



Whoopsa-daisy. Glad you have a spare!

- Dave Polaschek

Plus I think I’ll be able to use this one elsewhere in the project.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 05-01-2020 02:02 PM

You may be able to steam it out Dave..

a damp rag and not the wife’s good iron

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 05-01-2020 04:38 PM

Ahhhhhh! robscastle beat me to the punch. I agree, try to steam it out, nothing to loose, everything to gain.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 05-01-2020 05:09 PM



You may be able to steam it out Dave..

a damp rag and not the wife s good iron

- robscastle

Normally I would try that, but there were other issues with that rib, a few cracks. Best that I just bend the other two with more care.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#6 posted 05-02-2020 01:03 PM

I see you have made your heating iron with an electric paint stripper.
I’d like to know more about how it is made.
Thank you in advance.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn (and that is nice)

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#7 posted 05-02-2020 09:14 PM


I see you have made your heating iron with an electric paint stripper.
I d like to know more about how it is made.
Thank you in advance.

- Sylvain

Two sources I used are both YouTube videos. The first one is by Jon Mangum. This video will start just before he talks about his bending iron [Link]

The second is a video by Sam Harper who is apparently as much a frugal fob as I am: [link]

I hope this is helpful.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#8 posted 05-03-2020 04:57 PM

Thank you for the links

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn (and that is nice)

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