Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Semi Dory Boat Project Plank Truss Pattern

Here is the truss pattern that I have made up to get the shape for the garboard planks.  I am using 1/4" x 1/2" pine scarfed together for the long battens.  The cross pieces are secured with hot glue.  This may be a mistake but I could not get my staple gun to penetrate this wood with a 1/2"staple.  For the remaining plank patterns, I will need to remove the cross pieces, reposition the battens and glue the cross pieces to the new shape.  I am hopeful this process works.  It appears to be more accurate for hobby boatbuilders than the spiling method.

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