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    Pretend deck planking
    by steve-d ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    TOWN3810
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    Hi again the thinnest popular ply is 2mm I use this for decks the raw edge i finish with half round 5x3 mm ramin beading or 3x2mm walnut half round from The Model Dockyard uk Sorry to keep on about the Biro and I know it probably wouldn't suit scale fans or the purist but it really does give a good effect especially on popular ply Cheers Ian
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    Hi I use popular ply for construction and decking it is much lighter than birch but is much stronger than light ply . The decking is a light straw colour and of very close uniform grain one coat of danish oil 'can be applied with a soft brush if you are worried about rags washed out with turps use dividers to measure plank widths use biro for curved planks use a wheeled block device as per the yacht books to follow deck edge apply several coats of oil burnish with fine Scotchbrite Cheers Ian
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    jacko
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    as for mc d coffee sticks i buy mine from Ebay 1000 at a time

    look for Wooden Coffee Tea Stirrers ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    The bend was done using a "jig" and two strips of a thin plywood as a protection of the planks (nor to distort them by clamps as it happened for the first time). First, I cooked them a little, of course. When dried, they kept the shape nicely.
    For caulking, the epoxy (or aliphatic wood glue) could be "injected" into the gaps left between the planks. I have tried all three methods (black paper, epoxy and aliphatic glue) and went for paper, at the end.
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    As far as the bending of the planks is concerned: the thinner and wider the planks are, the more difficult the bending is if you don't want them twisted.
    As a "caulking", I usually use the black card (thickness of some 0,3 mm or so) and the result is not a tragedy, I would say (the planks on the picture are 4 x 2 mm, lime wood.
    You have to make a choice of planking method because everyone has his own "best" one ๐Ÿ˜‰.
    Good Luck!
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    scout13
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    McDonald's have changed the shape of their stirrers all wavy sides

    I have seen a deck with the planks held down with drawing pins to make the gap between them. This was into a wooden sub structure then the gaps between the planks filed with black bumper body filler Scout
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    EBAY FOR EVERYTHING IF THEY DONT HAVE IT IT DONT EXIST
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    Think I'd go for Maple Steve. Lime might be too light and bright.
    But you can always stain it reddish brown. Jotika or Billing Boats stain for example. I used Billing stains on my Sea Scout and was very happy with the result. A little of it goes a surprisingly long way ๐Ÿ˜‰ Doug
    Hmm! Just looked again at the stain bottles I used.
    Lo and behold - they have Jotika labels!!
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Found some info that said 16foot was the most common length. 22' is available but the price goes up considerably.
    16' will be fine by me as that is half the length of the actual boat so 16" planks on the model.
    Having trouble finding planks and sheet in the same wood and thickness. I need some sheet for the king planks etc.
    Have found Maple and Lime so now need to know which comes closest to Teak?
    Steve
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    All right all right! I will I will! 'onest injun. No need to SHOUT ๐Ÿ˜‰
    At least I might if I knew where to get the stuff over here.
    Don't suppose it can be posted from the UK. ๐Ÿค”
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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