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For planking the second layer in a doubly planked hull I recently "discovered" (I probably invented the wheel again :) ) a very effective way to bend finer strips laterally. For an other forum I already made a movie of the process. You just make the strip wet and use the iron...



Afterward the strip is perfectly dry ready to be glued on. In the movie the strip is actually not so good, it splinters a bit, see 15th s, but that's just this strip, noting to do with the method.


All planks you see here have been bend in this way.






Finished models: Botter, President


Prins Willem by the book of Ketting,

HMS Beagle - OcCre

restauration of a Statenjacht

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Wow, thanks Michiel...lucky me I have an iron in a closet somewhere :rolleyes:

I have been struggling with my second layer and trying to figure out the best (easiest) way to get the bend I need in these extremely fragile strips.


If you risk nothing, you risk everything!


Current builds

Syren (Model Shipways) version 2.0

AL San Francisco II

Mordaunt (Euro Model)

Completed Builds

18th Century Longboat designed by Chuck Passaro

In the closet

Battle Station

Al Charles Morgan (1980s version)


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That is some good looking planking!




Current: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas

Previous builds:  AL Swift, AL King of the Mississippi, Mamoli Roter Lowe, Amati Chinese Junk, Caesar, Mamoli USS Constitution, Mantua HMS Victory, Panart San Felipe, Mantua Sergal Soleil Royal

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