Utility Build Finsh Question

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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by gap998 » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:17 pm

Looking sweet now! Love the tonal qualities of the white, wood & beige. Glad you got the finish issues sorted - can't wait to see where it goes from here! :D
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by hoodman » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by BarnacleMike » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:49 pm

Looks GREAT, Jim! Very impressive!
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Post by joshuab » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:09 pm

Beautiful! Looks like you definately got it figured out, that finish is flawless from here :D i am very pleased with the end result from interlux brightsides and i couldn't be more satisfied. job well done.
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by largej » Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:16 am

Thanks everyone. This forum is a necessary compliment to the plans. It really has been an invaluable resource so far and I expect to have more questions along the way. Finishes were a really tough phase for me - I look forward to cutting, gluing and shaping wood for the interior fit-out.
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by largej » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:54 am

Hi Folks - I need some help and advice again.
I finished installing the rub rail and one of the screws was not set deep enough. I figured I would drill it out and fill in along with the other screw holes - I am keeping the rub rail natural.
Unfortunately, the bit caught and now I have a little bit of a mess. What is the best way to fix this so it looks similar to the rest of the screw holes?
I thought I would mix a batch of epoxy with saw dust collected from sanding the mahogany and fill the hole. Once cured, I could counter sink a fake screw hole and fill in to make it match the others. I am afraid I might make it more obvious and might be better off just filling and live with it appearing larger diameter and, elongated not round like the others. It is in a pretty conspicuous spot.
Any ideas?
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by gdcarpenter » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:13 am

If I had my druthers I would use a plug cutter, google them. I would then bore a smooth hole where the damage is and cut a 'plug' to fit. The plug is then glued in and cut off/sanded flush. If you get picky you can cut the plug from a leftover scrap piece with similar grain and it will be like it was never there.
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by jamundsen » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:02 pm

Gdcarpenter is correct
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by largej » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks guys for the suggestion. I have not used plugs before so this will be a new adventure. I think I will need to use a 7/16 counter sink to create fresh hole and then cut a 7/16 plug from a cut off. My concern is that using a plug will require a lot more sanding at that spot. How do I do that without disrupting my fair curve?
Thanks - Jim

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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by gdcarpenter » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:04 am

If properly done the top of the tapered plug should be proud of the surface once installed. I use a 'Japanese' pull saw to cut the plug flush and very little sanding is necessary. Good Luck.
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Re: Utility Build Finsh Question

Post by largej » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:37 pm

Thanks - I will give it a try. Yet another skill-set to add to my adventure.

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