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Jenk

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Mold question
« on: October 29, 2016, 06:26:30 PM »
Hi all, I have built the first three molds and I'm on #4. I am confused. The plan line stops about a half inch from the centerline (at the keel). The first three were flattened off and I imagine this for the stem to lay upon. What to do with #4. Should I extend the curve as best I can to the center line or flatten off to the center line. If I extend it, the mold will be pretty pointy at the top when I put the halves together. any help appreciated. thanks Chuck



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Re: Mold question
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 09:24:38 AM »
Jenks,
I'm also a new Haven builder. I saw this too. (I'm about half way thru my molds.)  Looking a bit forward, once the floor timbers are on, projecting molds and frames are trimmed below the floor timber bevel for the wood keel.  So, it doesn't really matter what shape you follow here.    For me, I found the old advice true - read the whole procedure first.  Sometimes I found hints well forward of the place I need them.  Your question is directly answered by "step" 90 in Bray.  It contains some guidance for floor timber cleats that is used back in the mold building section.   

Sorry for the very delayed response to your question. As a new member, I saw an unanswered question from another novice member.  Wouldn't hurt to see a little more activity on this forum. (Or, has everyone moved to Wooden Boat?)

Hope your project is going well.
Todd

 

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