Pee Wee in Maine

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:24 am

Got the seat boards made... going to try my own upholstery work. And the dash in place.

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And then made some more shavings

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Trying something a little different for the top deck

Post by 283 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:45 am

Cut some 3/8” ply into strips and will glue them in place and then fill the gaps with thickened epoxy.

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Being 3ply the top veneer is 1/8” thick... figured it would save some time and materials vs gluing a veneer on top of 1/4” ply
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Jimbob » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:55 am

Good idea!
I have never seen plywood that has a veneer that thick. What kind of plywood is that?
At my local hardwood supplier they do have sapele plywood. Found out too late. Maybe on the next boat. :lol:
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:41 am

It’s arauco ply. ACx. Goes for about $30 at Lowe’s.

I believe it’s radiata pine. The a sided is sanded. The c side has some plugs but usually no voids, closer to a b grade then most brands. I’ve never found a void in the core.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:14 pm

You are moving at a spectacular rate of speed! Will this be on Androscoggin in August?

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:18 pm

Mark-NJ wrote:You are moving at a spectacular rate of speed! Will this be on Androscoggin in August?
Yeah we will be there weekends. And probably a week or two in august.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Mark-NJ » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:52 pm

Ice cream at Tubbys! I'll buy!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am

Sounds good, I never miss a chance for Tubby’s :D
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Work on the top deck

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:19 pm

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Lots of clamps and a few spring boards to get the last two boards where they needed to be
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Almost ready for sanding

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:24 pm

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:44 pm

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by Jimbob » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:51 pm

Looks great!
I really like the contrast between the light wood and the dark caulk lines.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:20 am

Thanks Jim, I had planned on getting some dyes and trying for a darker mahogany look. But after seeing I thought the contrast would work OK. I assume the pine will darken some with age.


Got the rest taped off and did the first fill. A 60ml syr8nge made it slightly less messy. It’s like working with roofing tar.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:38 pm

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Post by 283 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:24 am

Got started on the ‘cover boards’. Made a groove and started shaping the edges. Plan to paint once it is all filled and smooth.
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