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Story Board Steps and Stages #6 Custom Puzzle

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Story Board Steps and Stages #6 Custom Puzzle

Donald Brink

Custom Puzzel

Custom Puzzel

Custom Puzzle: 
Reassemble the now much lighter pieces of your puzzle. The established straight edges that you created and preserved for the seamless restructure are even easier reset with an enhanced flexibility due to the minimal material left after the chambering process.

It is a shame to hide the treasured labor you spent in creating this hollow piece but it's for a better surf sensation and along the lines of progressive design that brings more fun more often. The first few joints are easily set with a couple of straight reference edges and some clamps. The
secret to getting a great bond with the extremities of the craft that would easily be marred with a clamp surface or hard fasteners. Getting pressure on evenly, is answered from the times of old and sourced form our history and forefathers. You are going to create long and strong rubber
bands that are cheap and easy to find, whilst strong and simple to use. The compounding effect they have are immense and will guarantee a sucked up joint with flawless seams
established form initial lay up. 

I go down to the local bicycle shop and ask for a few old tubes. With a pair of shears, cut through the cross section of a tube and create a long continuous tube type structure. From an open end cut in a spiral like manner to make individual, yet twisted running lengths. Wrap these around the fragile curved surface of the board and pull each pass a little tighter than the previous one with a compounding effect. Look out when man handling the piece, trying to get the most out of the stretched rubber bonding clamp. It's easy to let a loose end get a way from one and it will definitely spin around and unleash itself on your head or in your eye.

Don’t put to much glue on your reference edges. It will be stronger than the lumber and
excessive glue will be a difficult detail when tuning things between now hard straight lines and softer wooden fill or knots. Little foam rollers work nicely to be neat and efficient with the glue. Promote a total and trusted bond yet a calculated and conservative application.

Use a damp rag to clean off excess or drips of glue along the way and make for a clean and receptive surface to finish, tool and seal. 

Tools: Shears, Clamps, Straight References, Glue, Small Sponge Roller, Bicycle Tubes and Rags.