Steaming

Before final planking I need to attach the hardwood stems to the bow and stern. To bend these strips I made a steam box from an electric kettle and a piece if PVC pipe. At 1hr/ inch steam time, the 12 1/4" strips were done in 15 minutes. Clamped to the stem form and left to dry overnight. Tomorrow I will unclamp, and glue up the pieces with thickened epoxy, then reclamp. So far, so good. 

 

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