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Bending beams ….

May 2, 2018

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A non steaming or laminating method of bending a floor beam is to use a winch between two beams continually increase the pressure until the desired bend is achieved. Timber this size does not bend easily using steam. By using this method it saves laminating another beam. The smaller beam beneath the trestles may be used as a floor beam depending on where the shipwrights decide the joins between the frame sections should be. The floor beams are the straighter midship frame sections either side of the keel. They are generally not joined at the keel but a solid piece pushed through the gap between the keel and keelson.

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