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Old 08-27-2021, 03:32 PM
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Bungalow Al Bungalow Al is offline
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Default Proud, and Recessed? Canopy Rails

Greetings all,

Currently working on my canopy rails, page 38-12. When I cleco the C-01409, C-01407, and C-01427 all together. The Left side has the C-01407 lower edge recessed below the C-01409. The Right side has the lower edge of the C-01407 sticking beyond the C-01409. See the photos. Both sides are cleco'd in the pre-punched holes on the C-01407. Haven't altered anything. Both C-01409s sit flat on the bench after fluting.

Any thoughts?

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Old 08-30-2021, 01:10 PM
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I had a similar issue and got the C-01409 part replaced by Van's.

It seems to have been a relatively common issue as others that I've spoken to had the same problem. It appears to be a manufacturing issue that the blank can move during the forming process and the bad ones aren't being picked up by QA.

Even my replacement wasn't perfect but close enough.

Send some photos to Van's and ask for a replacement.
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