My ribs are 5/16 thick by 3/4 wide. The plans call for something less than 3/4 but since I had a 3/4 board I decided it would not hurt to slightlyMessage 1 of 3 , Feb 10, 2011View Source
My ribs are 5/16" thick by 3/4 " wide. The plans call for something less than 3/4" but since I had a 3/4" board I decided it would not hurt to slightly oversize them. I cut mine out of kiln dried oak and steamed them to shape. Everything turned out fine. Richard
--- On Thu, 2/10/11, Bob Kay McIntosh <bkmcintosh@...> wrote:
From: Bob Kay McIntosh <bkmcintosh@...>
Subject: RE: [Airolite_Boats] Wood sizes for a Whitehall Jr
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:05 PM
Nearly finished with a Classic 12 and without running out to the shop seems the ribs (I used oak) are about ¾ by maybe 3/8 … very easy to bend. I built a box out of pink insulation material, taped it together and used a steam pot and hose to apply the heat … Good luck, Bob
While I am waiting for my plans to get across the atlantic, can someone tell me the cross section sizes of the ribs etc. I have bent 13mm x 13mm old dried oak but want to go down the wood yard tomorrow and get some suitable scrap green oak bits to play with.