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Thread: Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

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    Default Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

    I bought the plans, ordered the materials from my local lumber yard, and will start the build next weekend when the materials are delivered to my house.

    I have a circular saw, and a few tools around the house. What do I absolutely need to get the project moving day 1?

    The LYS builds on this site use a ton of clamps. What clamps are the best, and how many do I need to buy?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

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    Default Re: Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

    read the instructions thru several times

    once the build begins you can let it tell you what you need

    one of the goals of the LYS design is to make it simple and easy to build

    EASY translates into without fancy/expensive tools and equipment IMHO

    having reasonably secure space and light to begin with

    i'm thinking a SPANISH WINDLESS could suffice for drawing components together

    after that a few PVC pipe clamps might help



    take a section pf 3"-4" PVC cut it into 2"-3" long pieces and slit one side

    makes for good tools to hold parts together

    if you feel the need to BUY clamps i suspect someone else will come along w/ advice

    GOOD LUCK W/ THE PROJECT

    sw
    "we are the people, our parents warned us about" (jb)

    steve

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    Default Re: Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

    Do the search thing. There have been a couple of very good threads about building the LYS. Lots of good info there.
    Youre gonna need a whole lot more than some PVC ring clamps. Keep in mind; there is NO such thing as enough clamps.

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    Default Re: Old Wharf LYS 16' tools/clamp recommendation

    I bought about 12 inexpensive clamps at Harbor freight...most worked ok but a few failed after a while...they were so inexpensive I just tossed them and bought a couple more. I also borrowed a couple of VERY heavy duty clamps from a neighbor...they all came in handy when steaming the chine logs.

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