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Planking the San Francisco II with scary planks

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Hi all.

I'm building the San Francisco II and need some planking advice.


This is my first time with single planking.  The planks are mahogany, 2mm by 5mm.

The instructions show the planks as being laid in one length.  This seems wrong to me, both because I don't believe the ship would have been built like that, and also because it will be extremely hard to do with 2mm thick planks.

Here is a section of the plans:






So, my question is which way do you think will be better, sections or full planks?  All opinions and advice welcomed!






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Hi Brett.

These are the best Tutorals that I have seen.

I have a hard copy of this in my folder I refer to every time I need to do planking.

The template I printed onto OHP acetate. Bends nicely and lasts for years and you can see what you are doing.

First one is the Tutoral.



Second one is the Template.



As fare as the length of the planks.. It makes it harder to use short lengths But the finish will be Soo much nicer.

You could always fill between the bulkheads/frames then you can use random lengths as you build as the ends of the planks will have something to support them.


Regards Antony.

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