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Dave Shaerf
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Hey there,

I am building my own board using the Hilsinki Website as my main port of call for help.

I have reached the stage of attaching inner and outer rims to the base and am completely lost as to how to get the wood not to snap.

Anyone have any advice?

Dave
 
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Dennis Shmorong
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Hi Dave

I plane the wooden strips to about 1/8 inch thick and about 4 feet long, I use 2 pieces for the inside they are held in place with pipe clamps and then glued and stapled to the gutter. When the glue is dried using more pipe clamps I glue the outside ring in place in 2 pieces. With the wood only 1/8 inch thick it should be able to bend around the gutter without snapping. I have used red oak, ash, maple and cherry with no problems. Just be carefull to make sure the wood has no big knots in it these spots will not bend and will snap. I hope this helps

Dennis

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A. Boggs
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I do mine similar to Dennis but use one piece on the inside and one piece on the outside. The inside is glued and nailed in place. I scarf over the ends and then cut through the overlap so that when I remove the waste, the pieces mate up.

The second piece is strictly glued on so no nails show. I use ratched style hand clamps all around the edge, at the end I scarf it again and cut. Usually it mates back up.
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Dave Shaerf
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Thank you both! I'll give that a shot.

Dave
 
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Steam is the traditional way of bending wood for things like this. As mentioned above though if the wood is thin enough and you go slowly steam isn't needed.
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Rick Blaha
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I soaked the strips in hot water by capping a PVC tube and placing the wood inside. After some time (10 minutes) I fixed the rails to the board perimeter and allowed them to cool, set, and dry. They kept their shape pretty well, very little bending required to glue on.
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Brian Zollinhofer
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I wet the rails, and then bent them around a metal pipe that I heated from the inside using a blowtorch. It actually worked pretty well... Once they were bent, I was able to glue them to the board and clamp them. If I did it again, I'd make sure the bend the ends really well as it has started to pull away from the board slightly where they attach at the seam.
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Dave Shaerf
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Here's the final product.
The outer rims were giving me such a headache that I have opted only for one layer (for better or for worse), but it seems to be okay!



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Julien Marr
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What do you use on the surface to allow a bit of slipperyness?
 
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