Producing a bended / curved deckbeam

Uwek

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I found some old photos of one method, how you can produce a curved deckbeam

This method is very good, if you have to produce a bigger number of deck beams with the same camber.

If f.e. the deckbeam should be 6 mm thick, use three times 2mm thick planks, which are allone flexible enough to take over the necessary camber.
Use wood glue which is not fastening fast and glue them together

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Before the glue is hardening you have to put this sandwich into a jig like this

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Close it slowely, so that the planks are not shifted

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With the preassure all three planks are taking over the same camber and the glue can harden. you can have several jigs for different cambers.

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After the glue is hardened the beam keep the necessary camber.
On the last photo you can see the basic material and the result with two curved beams

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I found some old photos of one method, how you can produce a curved deckbeam

This method is very good, if you have to produce a bigger number of deck beams with the same camber.

If f.e. the deckbeam should be 6 mm thick, use three times 2mm thick planks, which are allone flexible enough to take over the necessary camber.
Use wood glue which is not fastening fast and glue them together

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Before the glue is hardening you have to put this sandwich into a jig like this

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Close it slowely, so that the planks are not shifted

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With the preassure all three planks are taking over the same camber and the glue can harden. you can have several jigs for different cambers.

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After the glue is hardened the beam keep the necessary camber.
On the last photo you can see the basic material and the result with two curved beams

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this same method is also described in one of the Warrior 1781 books by William Romero,very inspiring
 

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this same method is also described in one of the Warrior 1781 books by William Romero,very inspiring
Many Thanks for the info......two guys - one thought......if Romero is describing it, so it can not be so wrong :)