Strip planking newbie question

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  1. JordieS
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    How do strip planked boats get such round hulls if the planks are rectangular. I know you can sand them down but wouldn't you get gaps like this (see rushed diagram where the squares are planks and the curve is obviously a frame). How do they get it so be smooth but still looking like natural strips like seen in the other pic?

    It has really been annoying me trying to figure it out.

    If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     

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  2. TeddyDiver
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    Just mix epoxy goo with fillers like microfibres, silica and sawdust and fil the gaps..
    BR Teddy
     
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    Very good advice. BRAVO
     
  4. JordieS
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    But wouldn't that make it look different?
     
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    You know as soon as I post a question on here, a few minutes later I work it out myself hahaha. Bead and cove!
     
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    An expensive way to go, far cheaper to just use epoxy and fillers as mentioned before.
     
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    Who cares, it gets sanded, glassed, faired and painted
     
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    But you see I would just keep the coatings clear so I can see the wood in its natural beauty.
     
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    hi there,
    to save alot of filling and sanding, and for a better look, the strips are milled like this, thats how i do it and many others..
    you can make a nice bend around the mold without havin big gaps in between, good luck!
     

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    Speed strip article

    http://www.maritimewoodproducts.com/files/strip_planked_article.pdf



    With square cut strips you need much glue and fasteners to hold the strips together and more frame stations.

    Square to square edges or edges with rolling bevels cut with a hand plane tend to " slip " creep, with the lubricity of the glue ,then dry to produce an unfair surface that needs more fairing.

    In the end its up to you ..all the systems work fine
     
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    This forum is the best, thanks everyone for being so helpful!
     
  12. JordieS
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    Also are strip planks plywood or just small planks?
     
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    Strip planking traditionally has fasteners between the planks. You can use glue if you want too, and it will not slip because the fasteners keep the planks in place. Bead and cove is expensive and time consuming. Planks need to be spiled on almost all hulls and that is really hard to do with bead and cove. Also, unless you align the planking right, it will change the looks of the hull and make it look bad.
     
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    There are ways around these issues.. a lot of clamps and some more clamps with "ribbets".
    Had myself 4 frames along 33ft hull and 20mm strips :)
     

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    Consider also that the strips are thinner in smaller boat and so their smaller radiuses look well just you use in your goo saw dust of same timber your strips are and nobody see the gaps. Of course there are some plans with tighter pilge curvature but then you can use narrower strips or plane a few strips to splines..
     
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