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Old 07-15-2007, 04:23 PM
Zulu Yankee Zulu Yankee is offline
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Default MLG Torsional Layups

I am getting ready to do the 30-degree UND cuts for the MLG torsional layups.

I plan to use the cores of paper-towels to roll the strips up so that I can lay them on the MLG in an easier way.

The plans says to perform the layups so that the UND threads are at a 35 degree angle. I am having a hard time to visualize it. If you cut the strips at 30 degrees and you lay them up so that the MLG runs down the middle of the strip, does that not imply that the threads will run at 30 degrees to the MLG? Is the implication to distort the UND strips (basically scrunch them up) so that it will lay at 5 degree higher angle than they were cut?
I plan to procrastinate, but not now....
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:48 PM
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Default Re: MLG Torsional Layups

Zulu, My Long EZ plans say cut at 30deg. from selvege edge and lay up at 30-40deg. Try drawing a centerline on one piece then do a fit check and see how it looks. Don.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: MLG Torsional Layups

jig the bow up and take some long paper, draw the lines on it and then cut it per plans and lay it on the bow, then you can visually visualize it

my hardware store has craft paper for wrapping cut glass with, go to one and beg some
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: MLG Torsional Layups

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my hardware store has craft paper for wrapping cut glass with, go to one and beg some
Home depot and Lowes sell craft paper in rolls for putting down on subfloor before you put down your oak planking. That's what I use for the big stuff.
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