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Jun 12, 2011, 09:19 AM
sure you can steam it, water it etc. but what than, since it is a flat deck you have no way to klamp it or what ever to keep the desired shape till it is dry and can be glued down
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Jun 12, 2011, 11:18 AM
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Clamp to a form until dry, won't be perfit, but closer to shape.
Jun 13, 2011, 09:23 AM
Originally Posted by obses4sail
Clamp to a form until dry, won't be perfit, but closer to shape.
hihihihi, the bent is minimal, just 2 or 3 mm, close to shape is as bad as straight, Wallnut is such a hard wood that if it does not fit perfectly, you will breake your fingers to make it fit, especialy since those planks are just 20cm long.
One other thing that I thought was interesting, the Gorilla Superglue desolves the material of the hull and it takes about a minute for the glue and the plastic to cure.
The birds eye is very hard,too. But now with the outer plank on I got something to push and clamp against, makes live so much easier.
Jun 24, 2011, 09:26 AM
I made some further progress on the deck planking, it is slow and tedious.
Jun 24, 2011, 07:50 PM
Onward and upward.
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That looks good.
Jul 20, 2011, 09:54 AM
some more progress with the deck 75% done.
Aug 07, 2011, 10:25 AM
It took a while, but finally I got the deck planked.
That birds eye stuff is hard to work with, but I am pleased with the result.
I sanded it first with 80, than 120 and last 240.
Next it will get one thin coat of varnish to protect it.
Than it will be time to finish the hull outside.
I ordert my masts from Ludwigs. They should be here some times next week.
And I ordert a bunch of winches, graupner winches, through a friend in Germany.
Aug 07, 2011, 10:45 PM
As expected, the first round of poli braught the grain of the woood out.
This is just a protectif, so the wood will not get soiled, when I finish the hull.
Aug 09, 2011, 02:00 PM
Onward and upward.
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that looks good, Guenther! I have to order some planking for my new boat.

Aug 09, 2011, 03:23 PM
How is your leg coming along Randy ?
Aug 09, 2011, 06:42 PM
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The deck looks great. One of these days I will build a sailboat with a planked deck.

Aug 10, 2011, 11:21 PM
Ed a wood deck is very rewarding, but it takes patience.
If you do it the first time use a wood that is easy to work, mahogany, maybe, its low tar, hard, but not to hard, or curly Maple, very beautifull wood and easy to work with.
Teak is a high tar would, it feels kinde waxy, beautifull, but if you steam it, the wax goes an it becomes brittle. Hard to glue to because of the tar.
The wood I used is a pain in the ....
It is extremly hard, especialy the birds eye, it breaks like glass if you cut it at the wrong spot, around the eyes it is realy britle and hard and in between softer like the curly.
It is a realy tough wood to work with.
If you finally get it done, it is a highly rewarding result.
I sanded the deck off again and tomorow morning, when it is cool I will give it one more coat.
And than it will be the hull.

Waiting for the masts.
Friday morning I will go to the lake, and sail the Fat Lady.
Aug 11, 2011, 01:00 PM
Onward and upward.
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Originally Posted by Schrott
How is your leg coming along Randy ?
Good, I can hobble down to the basement now. Your deck looks beautiful. I think I'll use mahogany for the deck on my Canterbury J boat since it would be easier to install.
Aug 12, 2011, 12:23 AM
I am surprised your BOSS did not put you in the basement.

But good to hear your leg is coming along.

Have you started on your boat ?
Aug 12, 2011, 12:56 PM
Onward and upward.
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Not yet, I have to wait for my stuff. I just got the sails today.

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