Damn dad I'd rather been building a boat. Do tell man.frankp said:Al, you're far too "perfectionist".:laughing: I just stuffed my "box" (duct taped box of insulation foam) with rags at one end and ran the tube inside. No thermometer, no specific times. Roughly x minutes and pull it out. If the wood's too hot to hold it's good to try...
I will say your bends on those chair slats (I'm assuming) are much more even and consistent than my bends were for my boat parts though. :yes:
I just have a cheap kitchen pot you make soup in. Propped up high enough to put a propane torch under. I put a wood lid in it with a hole for the pipe. Make the box tilt so the water drains out.MasterSplinter said:Al what type of pot are you using
What boat parts did you make?I will say your bends on those chair slats (I'm assuming) are much more even and consistent than my bends were for my boat parts though. :yes:
That's great. Something like that will get used for many years. Good deal for you Frank. Thanks for sharing.frankp said:I was bending ribs for a skin on frame kayak. If I remember correctly, the bend radius was about 4 inches or so to make basically a u shaped rib. I don't have any pictures of that particular boat, though. 14 feet long, 16-17 inches wide (at the coaming), 8 inches deep, built for my then 7 year old. She just turned 18 and the boat is still alive but with some friends who have younger boys. When my younger ones get a little older I'll get the boat back.