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Re: Footbrace mounting st
Posted by Gober on Apr 18, 2005
I built my own. Basically I cut some walnut into about 1.5 x 2 inch rectangles then I got out my forstner drill bit set and matched the hole needed for my keepers foot brace (I think it was 1 in). I offset the hole marking 3/4 in from the side of the board. Then I used my wood chisel to clean up the edges. I glued the walnut braces to the boat, secured the keeper foot braces with some brass screws. I drilled out the screw hole so the screws would counter sink. The process sounds much harder than it actually was; it took about an hour to whip up 8 braces. Make sure to round all those sharp edges. I took pictures, if you want I'll email them.
In Response to: Re: Footbrace mounting st by Mac on Apr 18, 2005