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 Post subject: Newbee Q: Lumber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:48 am 
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Trees(branch) that are growing with the right curve for stem. Just a passing thought if raw lumber that grew curved is suitable resource for boat building?

while I am here..
most all Knotts are bad right?


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 Post subject: Re: Newbee Q: Lumber
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:00 pm 
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The Boatbuilding with Plywood book mentions this as being one of the methods. But from what I remember it was considered "old school".

I'd imagine it would be quite difficult to fine a piece with the appropriate bend and length. It's much, much easier to just cut the stem out of plywood. Probably more stable too.

and yes, avoid the knots. they're usually a weak point in the wood.

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