This weeks garage overview
This is how I intend to use the stringer-planing-jigg
Fixed stringer #3 with a sliver of wood
Towel steamed and bent in the final stringer on Starboard side.
Then it was time for the last stringer, port #4. The scarf I made yesterday held up fine, but this was probably the stiffest stringer yet...
No breaks today!
I had to wrestle it a bit more than I was comfortable with, I screwed it onto frames #6, 5 & 4 and then we had the ...... BANG again. The stringer ripped the reinforcement ply's of the frames.
Well, shit happens...
So it was time to bring out the towel again, this time I decided to stem the whole stringer one piece at a time, sliding the towel along the stringer.
During the steaming session I also managed to add some insulation to stop the draft from the top of the garage door. This increased the temperature in the garage from 14C to 18C :)
There was however a small problem, without the doublers I could not screw the stringer to the frames so how how can I attach them to the frames without screws? .........wedges and clamps!
I screwed wedges onto the frames so that I could use clamps to keep the stringer to the frames
Steaming the last bit
The last stringer clamped in!