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  1. Loved your poem on the Planker's Lament! Here is a response, Keith: It takes a while to figure out That you will need to spile. A plank can only bend so far But not the second mile. It will bend and twist all right But edge bends just a bit, Then it's time to spile that plank So that the thing will fit.
  2. Masking the funnels for painting must have been interesting! The finished result looks far superior to the brass rod stealth versions.
  3. Welcome back, indeed, Andy. It's been an odd season for maple syrup flow, but the next week or so looks promising in this part of the world. Congratulations on your first batch of syrup. You could get free fuel by renting your reduction process out to folk who want their wallpaper removed.... BTW, does 'furry friend' have a name?
  4. Well done, both Paul and Wefalck, for demonstrating the application of machining techniques to complex shapes.
  5. Dear 'No idea': you are quite correct about the garboard ending low on the bow. Go to the top of this section 'Building, Framing, Planking and Plating a Ship's Hull and Deck' and you will see two 'pinned' articles on planking. They are 'Planking Tutorials' and 'A Primer on Planking'. Enjoy.
  6. Good for you to be willing to go up the learning curve, Chris. There will be scrap (with and without the 'c'!), but the end result will be well worth it.
  7. Take a look at the instructional files included on on this site, such as 'A primer on planking'. Look at the top of the column on this section and click. These should answer all your planking questions!

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