Monday, March 27, 2017
Building the Cabin Trunk
Since I am building Kingsfold pretty-much all alone, and using epoxy, it is imperative that I dry-fit (install in place with screws but NO adhesives) all assemblies prior to gluing. I use clamps a lot to keep parts in their proper positions. Then when I am ready, I use finish nails, strategically placed in screw holes, to keep the parts aligned once I've coated the surfaces with epoxy and am ready to begin screwing the sections together. In the case of the cabin trunk, I added cable ties to extend the length of the clamps and temporarily sew them to the plywood. This made it possible to lift the entire bent plywood assembly and position it in place in the deck. I also used five sticks to align the bottom edge of the trunk with the bottom edge of the deck stringer.
Posted by Gill Bahnsen at 1:44 PM