Capella Posted December 26, 2022 Share #1 Posted December 26, 2022 I just finished my first kit and during that build, one of the struggles that I had was to keep the water warm while soaking planks. I use a plank bender: the standard version with the block of wood with two different curved sections and an electric heater with a 1 inch roller. I read here that soaking the wood in warm - vice cold - water will make it more pliable, as this will loosen up the fibers better. And I can confirm that based on my experiences with the aforementioned first build, I found that, even after soaking the planks for a good 15 minutes in cold water, and then using the bender, the planks didn't bend as easily, but if I filled up a small 12" x 6" tub with hot water from the sink and then soaked planks in that, they were much easier to bend however I needed them to. My question, really is, does anyone know of a tub of some sort that can hold long planks and keep the water warm - instead of refilling a tub of water with hot water for every other plank that I need to bend? Or maybe some sort of home-made contraption for that purpose? Canute and mtaylor 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.