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GUEST,Phil BS: Who builds wooden boats? (23) RE: BS: Who builds wooden boats? 05 Dec 15


My first build was a cypress 15" flat bottom skiff, scantlings transferred from a Cuban one impounded by the U.S.C.G. (I was raised a child labourer liveaboard a 1928 Matthews Express '65 "woodie" ;)

Rounding over, chamfering, etc:
I always try to avoid a crisp edge under a painted or bright surface. It won't take or hold an even coat; is more prone to chipping and is going to get broken over anyway during sanding; surface prep and/or hard use. Not having to needle nose 2" wood slivers out of your quadriceps is another plus.

Adhesives:
SystemThree for epoxie$ and plain old DAP Weldwood 204 (what plywood is made with.) See also:
Adhesive Bonding of Wood, TB#1512 (USDA Forest Service, Aug. 1975)

Merry sawdust!


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