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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Donald View Post
    Click on the word “thread” in the 3rd line of his post , it takes you straight there Neil
    Well spotted Moriarty :-) I should have seen that..................................

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    Finally managed to get plank number 2 glued onto the port side - a major step forward considering the recent very heavy rain and humid weather - my physical make-up doesn't handle heat & humidity very well these days.
    Happy with the fit & shape of this plank - starboard side is cut & ready to have its gains cut.

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    I cut the gains as 12 inches long - wonder if I should go longer?

    Regards Neil

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    Hi Neil,

    It's looking great! I'm a bit jealous of your warm, moist weather.

    Just off the top of my head, I think I ended up with 14-ish inches for my gains, using 9mm plywood. It looks like you are cutting them on the bench so-to-speak? That's probably easier than on the boat, which is what I did.

    Mike

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    Iain recommends 10" to 12" gains on 6mm ply from memory, I did them at 10" on the TN

    Mike, bite your tongue mate, we're getting humidity up into the 90% range and it's making life very uncomfortable.

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    Yes, this my 3rd plywood clinker hull & I do cut gains on the bench, though on this hull I cut the gains in the garboard after the garboard was glued in place because I was concerned about the fragility of those narrow garboard ends - cut the gains on the hull using a tenon saw and a chisel - was easier that I expected.

    The very high humidity is not nice at all - reminds me a bit of Houston that my employer sent me to in the 80's. After 1 hour of work I have to stop, though the beach is 3 minutes walk away and the water is warm (about 21-22 degrees!): -)

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.henderson View Post
    Happy with the fit & shape of this plank - starboard side is cut & ready to have its gains cut.

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    Regards Neil
    Happy is good. Just curious - did you spile or use the dummy plank method?

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    Sorry fellas! Hoping that you all don't have such extreme weather this year. It's going down to 4 degrees F. here tonight, so I'm missing the milder temps.

    Keep on truckin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    Happy is good. Just curious - did you spile or use the dummy plank method?
    I used the template plank method - spent several weeks trying to get spiling to work & failed - I was getting rather grumpy with my inability to get plank number 2 cut - maybe next time...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.henderson View Post
    I used the template plank method - spent several weeks trying to get spiling to work & failed - I was getting rather grumpy with my inability to get plank number 2 cut - maybe next time...........................

    Regards Neil
    No judgment here. You do what works for you. I don't classify myself as a craftsman and my spiling was far from perfect. I was very nervous that I was going to mess up some very good (and expensive) plywood; but I think it came out ok - not great but ok. You're going to have a very fine boat when you finish!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    No judgment here. You do what works for you. I don't classify myself as a craftsman and my spiling was far from perfect. I was very nervous that I was going to mess up some very good (and expensive) plywood; but I think it came out ok - not great but ok. You're going to have a very fine boat when you finish!!!
    Thanks

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    It's rather wrm and humid here but slow progress is being made, now to to the 3rd planks. A friend helped me yesterday to make up the 2 wedge shaped wooden brackets that I can clamp to the workbench - they hold the planks on edge so that I can plane the edges fair. I do cut planks with a jigsaw which tends to leave me with the wobbly edges, though planing is pretty easy and a satisfying job.
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    I do love a simple solution, how thick are the planks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve TN 15 View Post
    I do love a simple solution, how thick are the planks
    9mm bruynzeel plywood planks - made by Joubert in France.

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    That's a useful tip Neil. I see the "quality Control Officer" has given his approval.
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    Looks like you're coming along. Nice setup for shaping your planks. I was concerned that my planks came out fair. I can't cut a straight line with a jig saw. I don't trust my planing skills. So I decided to cut the planks using battens and a 3.5" saw. I came up with nice, smooth fair lines. All that was left to do was sand them a bit. And then of course there were a dozen or so tiny nail holes I had to fill on each plank. But my objective was achieved - nicely shaped planks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalekidd View Post
    Looks like you're coming along. Nice setup for shaping your planks. I was concerned that my planks came out fair. I can't cut a straight line with a jig saw. I don't trust my planing skills. So I decided to cut the planks using battens and a 3.5" saw. I came up with nice, smooth fair lines. All that was left to do was sand them a bit. And then of course there were a dozen or so tiny nail holes I had to fill on each plank. But my objective was achieved - nicely shaped planks.

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    That looks like a good setup, 2 question if I may :-
    a) was the 3.5" saw a circular saw?
    b) did you cut 2 planks at the same time - i.e. cut 18mm of ply?

    Thanks Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil.henderson View Post
    That looks like a good setup, 2 question if I may :-
    a) was the 3.5" saw a circular saw?
    b) did you cut 2 planks at the same time - i.e. cut 18mm of ply?

    Thanks Neil
    I did use a 3.5" Porter/Cable circular saw. Best pic I have of it right now:

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    I measured and cut each plank separately until the sheer planks which I cut at the same time. I was using 6mm ply, so I was cutting 12mm at once on that last cut. The saw seemed to handle it well.

    I made my planking table out of the pallet that the plywood came on. I cut it down the middle, spliced it together and put some legs on it. Worked great. I used 2x's underneath the plywood to give my saw room underneath the ply. I always cut on the outside of the curve in the batten. When I cut near the edge of my scarfed ply, I had to add some material due to the offset of the saw guide and the blade. All the material in the pic is tacked together to prevent movement. End result: on one of the cuts the batten was tacked to the plank; on the other cut the batten was outside the plank; which translates into only one set of nail holes needing to be filled.

    The nails stayed in the batten after each cut and were reused on each new cut. I used small coated sinker nails. They wanted to stick the first time, but after coating wore off, the batten came up easily. I might use finish nails next time (if there is a next time).

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    It worked well for me. I would use the same method again. Your mileage may vary.

    (just noticed: that might be a better pic of the saw - LOL)

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    3 planks on each side. 4th plank template ready, rolling bevel and gains planed. 4th plank scarphed and glued.

    Time for a cuppa :-)

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    Nice progress Neil! Quite satisfying to see that shape emerge, isn't it?

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    Thumbs up, Neil! It's looking great.

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    Wonderful workspace you have there also.

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    Nice progress Neil!
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    Thanks all - I am hoping plank 4 will live up to your expectations :-)

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    At last 5 planks on each side. Recent progress has been glacial due to lots of complexity including a stretched Achilles tendon which was (for me) surprisingly sore but now much better. Weather has been extremely wet this year so we are hoping for a drying off mid-year. Our new dog D'Arcy has had his cleft palate operated on which meant trying to keep a 7 month old golden retriever from chewing anything at all for 2 weeks. Not an easy task trying to 100% control a dog of his age, but the healing is going well and he is displaying all the classic signs of retriever!!!!!!!
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    Glacial, but progress Neil
    Looking good!

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    Looks good Neil!

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    The mysteries of clinker boat building, how a plank like this:-
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    Can look like this on the hull :-
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    Perhaps I should ask D'Arcy, our latest addition he seems to like lying outside in shavings & sawdust. I just need to cut the gains in the 2 shear planks & glue them on :-)
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    Wow Neil, nice progress! Doesn't seem glacial to me at all!

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    Is that it for planking Neil? Six months isn’t too bad for planking up . Looking great.
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    Looks very good to me Neil, and very familiar for some reason.

    Good luck with the new dog, I love retrievers but they always challenging the first two years. After that we become the best of friends. When young, if I did wood work around the house mine would tear it back out when I went to work the next morning. I found the only way to keep them out of mischief was to play with them to the point of exhaustion, mine not theirs. I will say, the two that I had (one at a time) were excellent baby sitters. They have more patients for kids and puppies than any human.
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    Looking good Neil!

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    1 more plank left to glue on :-)

    Did I mention we live in a nice spot - here is a photo from this mornings walk..................
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    And yes Steamboat I do now try to tire them out before D'Arcy gets up to mischief, though he seems to fully recharge in 1 hour !!!!!! In this photo he has nicked the bed from Chilli who regularly shows him tricks he has never seen/felt before - current favourite is grabbing one on his hind legs in her jaws lifting it up & watching him fall over. Still he is fun :-)
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    I would say "a nice spot" is a bit of an understatement! Beautiful view.

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    Glorious looking morning there Neil and good to see some progress, ‘looking forward to seeing her flipped over for framing
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