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the start of the build:
And now it starts! This is a close up of the clamping setup for the rails. At every form there is space to jam in a wedge to keep pressure on the rail laminations and keep the bottom line of the rail exactly to the desired shape. However more clamps are needed to both keep the laminations tight as well as to keep the side curvature of the rails to the correct shape. Luckily, with forms every 6 inches, there is lots of opportunity to both check and to wedge to the correct shape.

there's an ongoing discussion in our forums about this project if you have any questions or comments.
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