|Clamp collection at work.|
Getting ready for my lead pour tomorrow I broke down today and bought four bags of lead shot. Turns out lead shot is a great tool for clamping pressure. The bags of shot are underneath the cinder blocks that I will also use for the lead pour. I figured I would do the center board glue up now because it needs lead too along with the keel.
|Keel ready for the lead pour.|
**A note to builders who may have stumbled across this blog, when glueing the centerboard I found a flat workbench is really valuable. I used a piece of 1 1/2 pine cut into short sections to raise the centerboard off the bench to give the clamps clearance. I carefully jointed the pine strips so that their dimensions where exactly the same (length and width wise) so not to cause any twist of warpage of the centerboard during the glue up. The glue is curing as I type so if it didn't work you won't be reading this because it will be edited.