Fitting new planks to a clinker built ex-on board lifeboat

by Bll Hadfield
(Wiltshire UK)

I will be using either Cedar or Spruce for the planks but I am not sure if the timber should be fresh sawn or dry.

Fresh sawn is much easier to bend but the problem could be shrinkage.

Dry timber would not shrink very much but its difficult to bend.

Any advice very welcome




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Aug 12, 2013
Green Wood
by: Jim

Better to use ‘dry’ wood that will swell to make a tight fit than ‘green’ wood that will shrink.







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