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Planking and Fastening - The WoodenBoat Series

Planking and Fastening - The WoodenBoat Series
Highland Item # 201840
Author: Peter Spectre

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Planking and Fastening - The WoodenBoat Series

Perhaps the most satisfying task in wooden boat building is planking, as this is the point when all the planning that went into the boat bears fruit. Finally, all the elements are here - the flowing lines, the lovely sheer, the enclosed space. Now it looks like a boat. Gathered here is the information necessary for preparing to plank, clamping the planks in place, fastening the planks to the structure, and finishing off. The advice is based on actual projects, some large, some small; the advisors are all expert wooden boatbuilders. This book is a gold mine of information that will help and encourage readers with the building of a new boat or the repair of an old one.

Table of Contents:
  • Lining off Planking
  • Plank Curvature
  • A Drying Rack for Planking Stock
  • The Mechanics of Fastening Wood
  • A Close Look at Wood Screws
  • Bungs: A Few Pointers
  • Clamps in the Boatshop
  • A Wooden Clamp You Can Build Yourself
  • Small Clamps for Small Boats
  • Lining, Spiling, and Getting Out a Plank
  • Carvel Planking Tips from a Professional
  • Planking the Morgan
  • Edge-Setting Planks
  • Wedge-Seam Construction
  • The Butt Block Part 1 and 2
  • A Plank Scarfing Jig
  • A Plank Scriber
  • Moldless Lapstrake Planking
  • Lapstrake Planking Tips from Two Pros
  • Lapstrake Planking, English Style
  • The Norwegian Finger Clamp
  • The Brenne Clamp
  • Rivet and Rove, English Style
  • Clench Nailing
  • Plywood Lapstrake Construction
  • Ultralight Plywood Planking
  • Sheet Plywood Planking
  • Stitch-and-Glue
  • Scarfs and Butts in Plywood Planking
  • A Scarfing Jig for Plywood
  • Strip Planking
  • Wood Planking, Epoxy Coating
  • Cutters for Strip Planking
  • Glass-Foam Fairing Blocks
  • Strip Diagonal Planking
  • Backyard Vacuum Bagging
  • Rethinking Diagonal Planking

Part of The WoodenBoat Series, this book is a compilation of articles that have appeared in WoodenBoat magazine.

ISBN 978-0-93782-241-8

170 pages, Paperback

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