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Re: Tools: First strip build - first question

Laser alignment holes and a laser sound like good ideas.

I tried using a (borrowed) laser and found that it just confused the issues between "level" (to the earth) and "aligned". The strongback doesn't have to be level (or even straight). As long as the forms are aligned with respect to each other, the boat will be OK.
I spent so much time messing with the laser tripod that I realized I could have done the job a lot faster the 'old way' I'd been using - sticks and strings. But, if I had more skill and experience with the laser, the story would have been different, I suppose.

And, it seems that a 'good' laser is fairly expensive - I'd rather have my Bosch barrel jigsaw.

A string (or better a thread or fine wire, tight) through oversize holes will also work.

Ted Moores has good suggestions for no-laser form alignment in 'Canoecraft' and 'Kayakcraft', though I don't follow his method any more.

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