Im shaping my first hollow wood and im wondering what a good rail width before starting to plane it down, i was going to go with a pretty steep curve
prolly should throw in its a 8’6" mini mal 22" wide
define "rail width"
the thickness, i was using 1/4"x1 strips and i didnt know how thick to go with them
If you plan on sanding the rails to shape, I would definitely go with 1/4" thick. I build hws but don't use rail strips, nevertheless 1" seems a bit wide to form to a rail contour.
Got any pics to post?
working on it, ive been working incognito in my appartment, gets loud and messy sometimes until i can get my stuff over to my dads shop
pictures to come soon
is there a better rail system?
"better" is a subjective term. There are other systems. You could probably start a thread on the subject, here or at the Tree-to-Sea forum http://www.grainsurf.com/forum/search.php?search_id=active_topics