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Using dowels to align stitch and glue panels - West System

Here's a tip that we heard about too late to use on the prams, but one that we can't wait to try. The tip comes from Dan Anderson of Fairgrove, Michigan via local boatbuilding instructor John Schmude.

Dan uses a short section of 3/8" wooden dowel rod under each wire tie to help align the edges of plywood panels as he is stitching them together. The dowel prevents one edge from riding over the edge of the other and can improve fairness of the joints and panels.

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