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Bow and stern stems laminated
So that she can completely set up the building forms at the next building opportunity, Maddie laminates the bow and stern stems after covering the counter with plastic. Bear Mountain ships the stems in two pieces -- this is a terrific way to eliminate warping problems that could occur if the stems were cut from thicker stock. The laminating process ensures that the stems will be fair.

In this photo Maddie is applying glue made by mixing epoxy and colloidial silica.
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