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Main Deck Planking – Midship to Stern

Starting to do the Main Deck from the Midship area back to the Poop Deck on the Stern.

Starting from the middle

As I got to the edge, these Planks that needed custom cutting to fit became more difficult.

Edge Planks

What I normally do is to hold the Plank against the edge and make a Mark at that point. Then, I taper the Plank from that Mark all the way to the end.

I filed out the Main Mast Hole halfway through planking
End cut on Starboard side… This one went in perfectly after the 1st cut!!!
Ugh… I went and covered up the Mizzen Mast Hole forgetting to file it out first!!!

Good thing I remembered it before the glue dried!

Saturday Feb 8, 2020 – 4:35 a.m.

I just completed all the Planking for the Main Weather Deck.

Main Deck Planking – Midship

I decided to create 3 different Posts for the Main Deck Planking.

What I did for the Planking is to divide the Ship into 3 different sections… Forecastle, Midship and the Poop Deck.

It sure makes it easier when you’re trying to line up the Planks having 3 different sections.

Anyway… Here’s the Midship Planking so far…

Notice the Midship aligns differently from the Forecastle… 🤔🤭😲

Notice that I have one long Strip of wood on the Port side of that set of Planks next to the Hatch? I cut it with my Mini Table Saw.

Micro Mark Mini Table Saw

The Glue that I use for Deck Planking is Titebond II and occasionally SuperGlue for repairs.

I find that these Planks in the middle… You can’t really mass produce them as others. Well… You can, but I find that often you have to do a custom fit job so those mass produced planks need to be cut one way or the other.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I Measure, Cut & Scribe each plank individually.