55783Re: Tiny cat Build
- Oct 3, 2007In defense of butt blocks: I used butt blocks in my Chebacco, and I
invite anyone to find any flat spots or locate the joints from
outside. I used butt blocks of the same plywood that made up the
panels. I believe the butts were 6" wide, but can't say for sure
without looking -- I expect I scaled them from the drawings.
I thought about using scarfs, but it would have made the layout more
difficult as Bolger's layout assumes butt blocks. If you chamfer
the edges of the butt before installing, you can get a good finish
Chebacco "Wayward Lass"
--- In email@example.com, "Tim Anderson" <lebateautim@...>
>as they are
> Scarf joints always bend fairer than butt blocked joints so long
> allowed to cure before stressing. I glass over the scarf with 4 ozcloth
> just to be on the safe side. Tim P AndersonBehalf Of
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Chris Pottsif
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 7:41 AM
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> Subject: [bolger] Tiny cat Build
> greetings all,
> I am in the process of building Bolgers Tinycat and am wondering
> using Scarf joints in place of the Butt Block method has beentried.
> It seems like it would work quite will on the bilge pannels asthey
> perhaps would fair better but I don't know? Anyone have any
> experience with a Scarfed joint on a Tinycat build?
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