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Chris Fellows12/10/2020 16:55:12
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I've used that method with timber sections but not successfully with thin ply as it tends to form a polygon rather than a smooth curve. Not saying it can't be done though.


ashley needham14/10/2020 08:55:56
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We need some pictures of the hull shape you are attempting to bulwark.

My experience of 0.8mm ply is that it is like thick paper when hot..either using steam/boiling water or a hot air gun.

I rolled a100mm strip of ply around a 50mm cylinder to make an edf tunnel with nothing more than heat from a hot air gun (and leather gloves!).


Malcolm Frary14/10/2020 09:27:50
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Enough heat at the time of doing the bending makes the wood plastic enugh to bend. It should also make the glue holding plies together soft enough to let the plies slide past each other, reducing the compression and streching.

Of course, that kind of heat does the same job on fingers, so Ashley's stout leather gloves help.

Chris Fellows16/10/2020 00:31:26
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I wouldn't waste your time chaps!


ashley needham16/10/2020 07:54:10
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