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Offline wisnewbee

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Foundation has a curve. Is it a problem?
« on: April 15, 2011, 04:09:57 PM »
I'm installing foundation into my deep frames today. I'm using wired foundation with hooks on a frame with a wedge board. All my deep frames have 4 horizontal wires installed. The horizontal wires are tight. When I lay the foundation in the frame, there is about a 1/4" gap between the horizontal wire and the foundation. There is a bow to the foundation, like the vertical wires are bowed. I will be using an electric embedding tool to embed the horizontal wires into the foundation. How do I get rid of the bow in the foundation? I'm afraid if I try and bend it the foundation will shatter. Should I just embed the wires and hope for the best? Any recommendations? Thanks.

Bill

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Re: Foundation has a curve. Is it a problem?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 08:41:27 PM »
I'm installing foundation into my deep frames today. I'm using wired foundation with hooks on a frame with a wedge board. All my deep frames have 4 horizontal wires installed. The horizontal wires are tight. When I lay the foundation in the frame, there is about a 1/4" gap between the horizontal wire and the foundation. There is a bow to the foundation, like the vertical wires are bowed. I will be using an electric embedding tool to embed the horizontal wires into the foundation. How do I get rid of the bow in the foundation? I'm afraid if I try and bend it the foundation will shatter. Should I just embed the wires and hope for the best? Any recommendations? Thanks.

Bill

Is it sill below 0 in Wisconsin ???  :lau: :lau:




If you the get the temp of foundation to about 80 to 90 it will bend be do it easy it will be OK.
 

Are you use a form board ???





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Re: Foundation has a curve. Is it a problem?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 09:35:57 PM »
 :'( :'( Sure laugh  :'( :'( It's supposed to snow again tonight. At least I got to see the sun a couple weeks ago. Oh sure it was only for a couple minutes, but I did see it. I promise! The doctor said the side effects of my meds don't give you those kinds of visions. :-D  :deadhorse: LOL It is supposed to snow.

Yes I have a foundation jig. I was looking at it today and I need to adjust it. It's a little warped. Just like me. :devilbanana: When the frame is sitting in the jig, the position of the top and bottom boards is too high. The foundation doesn't come into contact with the cross wires. Just a couple trips across the router will fix that. :-D

Thanks for the information on warming the foundation up to 90 degrees. Just let me take off my mittens to start a fire to warm it up. LOL. Just kidding. Great information to know. Thanks.

I feel so much better now. I think my meds are kicking in. :evil:

Hope this gets you to laugh.

Bill

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Re: Foundation has a curve. Is it a problem?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 12:16:48 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions. Results are in.

I decided to just make a new foundation board/jig. I made it out of 2 pieces of 1x12 red oak. I glued and screwed (laminated) the 2 pieces together with the natural growth rings in opposite directions to help reduce any tendency to warp. I then used the router table to make the new groves for the upper and lower bars. It's heavy, it's smooth, it's great! I then made a new electric embedding tool. I moved the switch location for ease of use. I'm using the 12VDC 7ah battery from my ice fishing, fish locator to power it. 2 taps of the switch is all that is required to fully embed the cross wire. This setup works great. NO CURVE after embedding the wires. :cheer:

Thanks to all for taking the time to help. Newbies like me appreciate it.

Bill

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Re: Foundation has a curve. Is it a problem?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 12:55:52 PM »
Hey Bill, I'm right there with ya.  Woke up yesterday morning to a Winter wonderland.  I swear we are about a month behind this year.  We have to keep repeating "Spring will come. Spring will come." :-D

JC
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