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Vessel hull design

DESIGNING THE HULL

The model framing plans. We will provide plywood laser cut drawings which may be used for: printing out, laser cut, cutting on a CNC machine

Below are some examples of what we have done:

Yacht model plywood framework for laser cut

Vessel hull design

First, the 3D hull model (outer surface) was designed

Vessel hull design

Then the inner surface was designed by subtracting the planking thickness. The inner surface was then used to develop the plywood frames

For building the hull and the following planking the drawings were made for laser cutting of 5 mm plywood
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The framework in assembly

Vessel hull design

Due to the high cost of high-quality aviation plywood, the frames are made composite. This allows allow you to more rationally laser or CNC cut.

Vessel hull design

First, a 3D hull model was created, which was used to check for smooth hull and basic components arrangement

Vessel hull design

Then cross-sections were added in positions of the frames considering the material thickness (10 mm plywood). Frames' top surfaces are worked to the same height to rest on a board which makes the basement for the construction

Frigate hull design for "shell on thick frames"™ method

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Framing on the basement

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Framing in assembly. Planking with pinewood planks using glue and staple gun. Quick and easy

The purpose was to build Swedish frigate hull using "shell on thick frames"™ method. This method logically derives from A. Baranov's "shell on billet" method, being more rational for single model construction
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Fully planked hull (first planking) with the basement removed

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Result

The hull is ready for the second planking. Excessive amounts of frames are removed, gun ports are cut

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