Friday, 30 September 2011

Inset panels 3, scoring the "planks"

Whilst this boat is made of steel it is a replica of a wooden construction  where the cabin sides were planked. Although replication of the planks is rare amongst boat builders, after some discussion of the pros and cons, we decided to go the whole hog and do it here.

The panel has the plank lines marked in chalk at 6" centres. These are checked to ensure they are central around the ends and also any  portholes where possible and the measurements allow.
The panel is then secured at a comfortable angle and the guide bar clamped in place before the panel is scored along each joint in about 3 passes of a 2mm disc.
The panel can now be installed in it's final postion on the cabin side.

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