MarkBseau Posted August 28, 2014 Share #1 Posted August 28, 2014 I'm trying to absorb the tutorials about planking, and having trouble wrapping my head around of couple of the concepts. For starters - With a kit, you're probably given planking material - let's say it's a narrow width of about 1/4 inch. If you're working a hull where almost every plank needs to be curved in order to lay flat on the bulkheads, doesn't that render much, if not all, that material useless? I can't really believe that's the case, yet it seems to me that you'd have to cut most planks by hand out of a much wider sheet of lumber. What am I missing? I'm certainly not arguing with experienced builders; I'm just having a hard time understanding it. Does anyone know of a YouTube video where these concepts are demonstrated? I've seen a couple that "talk" about spiling, but don't show much of value. Also - what, exactly, is the point of lining out the hull (dividing it into 4 or 5 bands to be worked). Some authors go into, after this, a discussion of calculating the number of planks, for a given plank-width, in each band, but to what purpose? Isn't it just going to be whatever it's going to be? Is there a reason to have each band have the same number of planks? There must be more to this than just divide-and-conquer, but I'm not seeing it. Thanks, Mark Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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