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    Default Spline Weights

    Does anyone have any spline weights they would be willing to let go for cheap or free to a good and loving home? Let me know. Looking for somewhere around 4 to 6 for a project.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by riversailor92; 08-28-2022 at 12:57 PM.
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    Hey, as long as people are giving away spline weights I’ll take some too.
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    Me three! They come up on eBay fairly regularly and often overpriced. An average "duck" will weigh around five pounds IIRC. Get yourself some scrap lead and pour a batch. You can also buy bronze ones from Edson, but they'll cost you an arm and a leg. $361 for a half dozen. https://edsonmarine.com/set-of-six-b...pline-weights/



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    In Chicago they still do lead-sealed cast-iron sewer plumbing, so you can buy lead ingots in the Home Despot and the hardware stores, I don't know where else this might be true. I screwed "L" shaped hooks into these and glued leather on the bottom. And they aren't precious if I ever need to cast a centerboard weight.

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    Default Spline Weights

    You can make your own. Not that difficult.

    WoodenBoat magazine (our sponsor!) #119, July/August 1994: "Spline Weights: Make Your Own Ducks", by Robert M. Steward.

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...-Lofting-ducks

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...Spline-Weights

    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/06...ghts/index.htm

    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/03...plineDucks.htm
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    Redneck lofting ducks made from bricks and scrap lumber on hand, cost nothing.

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    Default Re: Spline Weights

    They look like expensive bricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCanoe_2 View Post
    Redneck lofting ducks made from bricks and scrap lumber on hand, cost nothing.

    resized black batten 09.jpg

    I really like these. Very simple. How did you attach the wood to the bricks, and did you have to put anything on the bottom of the wood to stop them sliding around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by riversailor92 View Post
    I really like these. Very simple. How did you attach the wood to the bricks, and did you have to put anything on the bottom of the wood to stop them sliding around?
    Sorry for the slow response. The bricks are attached with 3" drywall screws, through little bits of scrap plywood. Nothing on the bottom for added friction, but that's a good idea.
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