Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Boom glue up

The boom is made the same fashion as the mast. Hollow birds mouth method. I cut the pieces over length so I could trim later during shaping.

At the points where hardware is mounted through the boom, I have inserted plugs for strength, and to prevent water from entering the hollow section of the boom.
The whole assembly was dry fitted to make sure there's enough room for the pieces and room to spare for glue.The gluing process didn't take too long and I mixed 2 batches of glue for this boom. An 9oz and a 5oz.

The whole thing was clamped with tie-wraps and cotton rope the full length. The next day it was removed from the jig and put aside for later shaping.

Time: 3 hrs

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