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I wouldn't worry about that so much. With laser cut you will have black eding to clean up but for the bulkheads you can use this to stop you removing too much when shaping them to the curve of the hull.


I would pick the kit taking into account your interest, hull shape having easy lines, overall quality and instructions.

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Thanks for thr reply. I live in the UK and one of the AL kits had wooden parts which could only removed from the street by breaking them.

I thought that if they had been laser cut this problem would not have occurred.

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Gently cut them free with a #11 Xacto type blade.  You'll have this probem with laser cut, CNC cut, or stamp cut.   The wood around the pieces protect them.  It's just takes a wee bit of time to cut them loose.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

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Thanks for that reply. I was given a old kit and probably stamp cut. The sheet of wood was 5mm thick and the parts were curved railings.

But the depth of the cut was only a fraction of a mm hence I wasn't able to cut it out with a knife and ended up breaking it.

I presume most newer kits won't have this problem.

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