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55783Re: Tiny cat Build

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  • Jamie Orr
    Oct 3, 2007
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      In 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

      Jamie Orr,
      Chebacco "Wayward Lass"

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Tim Anderson" <lebateautim@...>
      > Scarf joints always bend fairer than butt blocked joints so long
      as they are
      > allowed to cure before stressing. I glass over the scarf with 4 oz
      > just to be on the safe side. Tim P Anderson
      > _____
      > From: bolger@yahoogroups.com [mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of
      > Chris Potts
      > Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 7:41 AM
      > To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      > 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 been
      > It seems like it would work quite will on the bilge pannels as
      > perhaps would fair better but I don't know? Anyone have any
      > experience with a Scarfed joint on a Tinycat build?
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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