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Old 02-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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I am constructing a ziroli Dauntless, and the plywood for the dive brakes are warped! BAD! About a half inch Warp fron center to outside edge. I am soaking the wood in the tub now. These were cut from 1/8 ply. I would like to know from someone how long I should soak, and if I lay it flat to dry will it work? Will they flatten out?I know back in the days of ship building they used to soak the wood to get the curves"IN" the wood. I am trying to do just the opposite. I would like to know where Ican see pictures of one you guys built to answer a few of my building questions, Thanks guys.
Old 02-04-2011, 01:11 PM
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i build both boats and planes and when its really bad i just replace it ,trace it out and cut a new one they will rewarp if they dont have all 4 sides holding i learn when you soak them the pours open up and stay open a little so they will rewarp if they get moisture if there is a owl hardwood in your area they have 1/8 plywood 5 x5 sheets for about 15.00 good luck,rye


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if you want send me the about size you need and ill cut some for you and just have to pay shipping ,rye
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Best to replace it. If it is warped, it will most likely remain and it is much easier to replace it now that later. The only way I can think of to fix it would be to add another lamination to the top and bottom and clamp it flat until the glue dries. That would probably work, but then your thickness dimension would probably be off and after all that just getting new wood, will be the best course of action I believe.

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