Message #167

Date: Dec 12 1999 16:10:17 EST
From: "Mike Lund" <>
Subject: Rudder/ Elevator bows--Spruce?

Hey all
Has anybody actually tried making the bows of spruce laminations?
I have a few boards of "utility" grade, and getting the 1/8" strips out of them would be no problem---other than that overall they are good for flooring (which is what they were actually bought for, but at 65 cents per 8' board, I can sacrafice a few or 3 for the bows ;-)
I have just never tried making a cold-bent spruce part before. Does it tend to crack, or fairly easy to do?
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