20ft Texas Barrel

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:58 pm

Bang, done, cupcake icing bag with a small tip. Loosened up the Famowood with the acetone thinner product they sell and it squeezed right out and didn’t harden in the bag, worked perfect.
Used a piece of scrap wood to scrape all the material to the tip. Whole boat done in an hour with 1 can of Famowood.
Thanks everyone for your advice, talking about the problem leads to my solutions.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby mrintense » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:40 am

Nice work Matt. Great solution and quick finish to an otherwise dreary job.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Jimbob » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:33 am

Looking good Matt!
I found another picture of the plank seams on an original boat that shows better than the pictures I posted earlier.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby PeterG » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Nicely done! Clever method for applying the famowood, I'm filinf the away for future use!
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Question, as I apply the last planks on the transom do I make them align with the joints on the side planking? To do so I have to make them narrower because the rounded sides yield less vertical than the straight up and down transom. Or keep the transom planks the same width?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby billy c » Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:46 pm

I ran the same width as transom bands break up the line of sight between the two
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:03 am

Transom bands break up the lines, hadn’t thought of that. Thank you billy c.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby mrintense » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:29 am

I agree , same width is going to be more desirable since most of the viewing will be from the rear and narrower planks would stand out like a sore thumb. The transom bands are a nice solution as Billy mentioned. Another option, although perhaps more work and maybe not as effective would be a corner edge piece made from hardwood and blended into the planks on the sides and transoms.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby PeterG » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:47 am

The original barrelback's had I think 5 planks or strakes on the sides and 2 or 3 wide planks on the transom. Chris Craft didn't mind not lining up the plank joints :D
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:36 pm

Big problem here is, this particular tool has no cord. I’m sanding down the Famowood joint filler and making it all smooth and flowing instead of 5 individual planks. Thought the belt sander might be a tad aggressive.
The real milestone in this pic is I decommissioned the bottom of the boat as a storage unit.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Is 120 grit good enough?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:35 pm

Matt

If you're going to glass/epoxy over it, most brands say 80 grit is good!

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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby DrBryanJ » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:49 am

Matt: If you're not glassing, I would go to 150.
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby Hercdrvr » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:22 pm

No stain, epoxy coating only sample. Kind of a boring brown shade. Might need to stain with a hint of red, but not too red. Suggestions?
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Re: 20ft Texas Barrel

Postby TomB » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Might need to stain with a hint of red, but not too red. Suggestions?


I have the same question and looked at a lot of boats here on the forum. Lighting, camera, monitor...who knows? I liked sscobra's approach of making a sample board with several different recipes. I am planning to use Interlux Wood Filler Stain and think the answer (for my eye) is probably somewhere in 3 cans, #42 brown Mahogany, #1579 Red Mahogany, and #573 Chris Craft Red Mahogany.

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