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Postby wingnut2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:32 pm

Just out of curiosity why do partwork ships have their hulls double planked :think: is it just a way of increasing the number issues and therefore more profit for little materials :think: :think:
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Re: Planking ?

Postby royjess » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:40 pm

Double planking makes it easier to get a better finish on the second layer, especially for first time plankers. I also suspect that it partly gives them an excuse to sell you more issues to make more profits too
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Re: Planking ?

Postby Mark » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:58 am

Lots of boxes kits have double planking. The first layer is a soft cheap wood, easy to work. The second is a decorative hard wood that is harder to work. Hence it’s only a veneer of thin planks.
It would be a nightmare to try and plank a hull with 2mm thick hardwood planks.

Cost wise, double planking is cheaper to.
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