As I bend this #11 Strake around, I realize that I’m almost getting to the limit of bendability with these Planks around the Bow bend.
The Stern portion looks like it’s coming along great and that the numbers worked out perfectly at 12 Planks to the Transom.
While I’m at it, I might as well make a mention of bending the Planks across the Jig.
This one is the last #11 Strake. I’ve been slowly making the Strakes as I go to allow me to adjust the thicknesses as I progress. This last #11 Strake is for the Port side and will match the one on the Starboard side that I made on this Jig.
Anyway, I soak the wood in the Wood Soaker for about 1 hour. I use 1/2 Cup / 118ml of Ammonia per 1 Cup / 235ml of Water.
Then when I bend it on the Jig, bend it nice and slow so as not to allow the splinters to come up.
I learned the lesson for slow bending after making a few Planks that raises Splinters as I mentioned before in a previous post.