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Re: Advice on wooden kits
Sometimes the soaking method works, sometimes not so much. You gave no idea how old the kit is or how good the wood is. If it's old wood, it will tend to split and cause you fitting and trimming problems. You might be better off to purchase a decent piece of wood of similar thickness, then use the kit wood as a template. Just a suggestion.
I'm going to try my hand on my first wooden kit, the Dumas 1935 cabin cruiser. The problem is, the thin wooden sheets comprising the laser-cut parts have warped.
I'm thinking of soaking them in very hot, possible boiling water and pressing them between two flat surfaces under pressure.
Anybody have comments on thhis, or a better idea?
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