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Re: Advice on wooden kits
Thank you, John. I sent an e-mail directly to Dumas asking their advice. I don't know why I didn't think of this myself, other than I'm used to coming here with my questions
Suggest you try the Nautical Research Guild web site, also the nautical section of Britmodeler. Both have lots of wooden ship advice.
You are on the right path. The water does not need to be hot, time is a bigger factor. Soak the parts for a day or two. They need to be excessively pliable. Clap them to a flat surface, steel plate probably works best. Again have patience, let the parts dry completely before removing the clamps.
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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