Wood Hulls

Discussion in 'Construction' started by NooNoo200, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. NooNoo200

    NooNoo200 New Member

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    Does anyone know what to do to make wood flexible enough to use for a hull?
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

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    Check out:
    http://workspace.wamnet.com/~pellison/MWC/LibertyShip.html
    http://workspace.wamnet.com/~pellison/MWC/DMKEllison.html
    http://workspace.wamnet.com/~pellison/MWC/USSEllison.html
    These sites have some info on how Peter built his wood hulled ships. This is not the best info you'll find, Peter did several things he would do differently the next time. But it gives you enough to know how things would work.
     
  3. mike5334

    mike5334 Well-Known Member

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    Also, check out this wood built Vangard. Some good info on building a wood ship. :)

    Visit this site
     
  4. Tugboat

    Tugboat Facilitator RCWC Staff Admiral (Supporter)

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    Hehe... the shop was so freaking cold! It was a great winter project, though.

    What part are you worried about bending wood for, though? The frames are cut, not bent, and the keels are, too.
     
  5. NooNoo200

    NooNoo200 New Member

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    Thanks. That's exactly what I need to know. that was my bad on the bending thing.
     
  6. Kotori87

    Kotori87 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look here:
    http://www.rcnavalcombat.com/rcnavalcombat/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=585
    Four of the finest wooden-hulled ships you'll ever see! (that I'm authorized to post photos of, that is. The real record-setters are classified!)