Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Compounding Plywood

Plywood, as it turns out, is not fond of being compounded - that is, being twisted in more than one plane.  But it is possible.  In this bow-on view, 0.250" marine ply is twisted through @ eighty degrees while at the same time conforming to the curve of the bottom:

After the 0.250" layer, a 0.375" layer will be laminated on, overlapping the seams.  Here's another view of the planking as of Spring 2011:

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