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2896Re: UnlikelyBoatBuilder: Battered by Battens

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  • davy riggs
    Feb 9, 2011
      Hey, John

      You can get around the breaking batten problem by making up a couple of "multi-ply" battens.  

      Cut several hardwood strips about 1/8" thick by 3/4" on your table saw, six feet or so long; then scrape or sand off the roughest part, taking care to keep them straight and level.   Tape two of them together at one end with a few turns of masking tape, then add another strip or two to make it the appropriate thickness.   

      Keep in mind that the fairest curves will be obtained by the stiffest batten, just as with the ones of a single-course .

      Again, best of luck!

      Man proposes- God disposes. -U.S. Grant
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