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ambernblu

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Re: planking
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2006, 01:40:42 PM »


Roy, I make it 5.2mm, based on a 6" plank at 1/29th scale. So it would be near enough for me anway!  ;D

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Re: planking
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2006, 01:43:27 PM »

Thanks Brian, I will post a pic of it soon, so you can see what it has come out like..



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ambernblu

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Re: planking
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2006, 01:55:27 PM »


I'll look forward to that Roy! Its a helluver size model too - nearly 2 metres long?!? Can't wait!  ;)

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Re: planking
« Reply #28 on: October 02, 2006, 01:58:39 PM »

DICKYD,

Are you referring to the planks used for your coffin, 7" the beam is only 12", would not be much of a plank job with two planks cut down at that... ;D ;D




Roy

NO you Aussie planker, its all 'bottom' upards down there isn't it.

His 6mm planks would be 7" in real life not on his model. AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!   ::) ::) ::) ::)
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Re: planking
« Reply #29 on: October 02, 2006, 02:01:23 PM »

OOPS Guess I got that wrong.... ???


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Re: planking
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2006, 02:07:00 PM »




Nice table lamp Roy


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Re: planking
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2006, 09:45:28 PM »

if you want to cut your own planks from sheet stock you can make a tool for this using several sharp stanley knife blades.you take a piece of ply cut slots in for the blades then epoxy them into the slots so you have say four to six in a row.then you have a small hardwood strip along one edge of the ply to rest over the edge of the wood your stripping the planks from.you simply run the blades down the sheet stock and hey presto 4 or six planks in one swift movement!!.just a little tip i learned when cutting balsa planks.it works great just keep the tool pushed up against the sheet your cutting and you dont need to use a straight edge !!.perfectly straight planks every time once you get the hang of it.
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Re: planking
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2013, 02:49:50 AM »

An old topic.......over the years I have planked a number of vessels @ 1:24 scale using 3/8" thick random groove red cedar ripped into 1/8"planks as the source material
The results have been average only and far from a truly skilled perspective
Is anyone able to offer any comment on a good text specifically for the methods of calculating the amount of tapering for the planking? .....
I think I have a mathematically calculated process for this but would welcome any old world method that may confirm my thoughts
Naturally I have spent hours on the WEB looking for such a text .....but it appears a little illusive ........Derek
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Re: planking
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2013, 11:10:46 PM »

Planking is one of those part art/part science things...a lot depends on the hull shape.
I don't know of any formulas, but there are some CAD programs which are supposed to 'develop' plank shapes. Delftship and Freeship, for example. Might be worth a try.
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