Hi mi5, if you really want to replicate each and every plank, then your in for quite some task! Every plank was different. The port-side was not a perfect mirror image of the starboard-side. On site material was used that was available. They never would have shortened a plank to make it match its opposite plank on the other side. The material was far too expensive for that.
Thanks for the picture and the information tromp that is what I was looking for. As for trying to copy every plank I think will be very tricky but I will try to get close Thanks again for the info Martyn
Hi all after a lot of head scratching I have come up with a idea. To get the scarf joints uniform I have made a tool out of some brass strip and some scrap planking. The brass was bent into shape and glued with CA to the scrap planking, once dried the edge of the brass was sharpened with a file and a handle glued on top of the plank . The wood of the second planking is quite soft and the tool makes a good impression into it. The scarf joints where then marked with a sharp pencil and depend with a sharp scalpel. All I have to do is plank the rest of the hull and mark lots of joints. Martyn