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Bending outside rails

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by rakwetpaddle, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Ralph, where did you get the spruce? White or sitka?
  2. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    A bend in only one plane can usually be done by soaking the outwales in plain water for a few days and then clamping them in place. Permantly attach them after they dry. At the factory, they were probably installed without ever soaking in anything. Gil

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