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Re: Planing sheer clamps
Posted by Laszlo on Mar 4, 2005
The gap will be on the inside, not the outside if every goes well. And either way, the gap will be filled with the epoxy glue.
If you're concerned about structural issues, the gap will not make a difference, regardless of where it is, as long as it's completely filled with glue. Epoxy is very forgiving that way. It actually works better with gaps, unlike traditional wood glues.
If you're worried about aesthetics, many of the boats I've seen at the CLC showroom have managed to achieve a thin, hairline deckjoint (though some have portions that are wider). If it doesn't turn out exactly the way you want it, there's always the paint or rubrail option. I'm using a rubrail in any case, because it adds protection to a vulnerable edge, adds longitudinal stiffness and looks nice.
Hvae fun building,
In Response to: Re: Planing sheer clamps by Brad on Mar 3, 2005