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type of staples?

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:06 am

When attaching the mahogany veneer do you use t-50 staples or crown staples

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Re: type of staples?

Post by neel thompson » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:17 pm

Bryan... When I stapled the mahogany planking I used regular staples, 5/8" I think, in a pneumatic stapler. I stapled through rope and into the hull. After everything set up, I pulled the rope which released one leg of most staples. Some came out completely and had to be pulled out of the rope. The ones left on the hull with one leg free had to be pulled with pliers. You pull strait out and don't use the pliers to rock them out. I bought the rope at Lowes... I will attach a picture for you. I am sure there are many other ways to do it, but this really does work nicely...Neel
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Re: type of staples?

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:27 pm

Thanks Neel. That's how I plan on doing mine. I just needed to know which type of staples so I can buy the staple gun. I have a manual gun, but I think with the number of staples involved that's a no go. I just need to decide if I want an electric or pneumatic. Other problem is I don't have a compressor. If I get one I could consider spraying the paint, but I've never done that before and think I could really mess up.

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Re: type of staples?

Post by neel thompson » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:27 pm

You don't need much of a compressor for pneumatic stapling. I used a pancake compressor mostly, but then I bought a $100 job at lowes which is very light and does the job. A friend of mine just bought a compressor at Harbor Freight for $175 and he is able to run an air file with it. I think it is 2 HP and 125 PSI. They are great for fairing planking but use a lot of air. As far as staples go, I used flat top and not crowned. Once you use a pneumatic stapler, you will never again use anything else.. Trust me....

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Re: type of staples?

Post by mdweber » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:15 pm

Hey Bryan, you are building the Malahini right? Are you planning to use staples to attach the veneer to the transom or do you have other uses for it?

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Post by bob smith » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:44 pm

I used a pneumatic brad nailer and nailed thru scrap pieces. When a brad was reluctant to be pulled out, heat from a soldering gun loosened it quickly.
Worked well for me.
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Re: type of staples?

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:45 pm

I am planning on putting a 1/8th veneer of mahogany on the sides and transom for a bright finish similar to Roberta's zip

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Re: type of staples?

Post by mdweber » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:12 pm

Oh, I haven't heard of that. Does that mean you first plank the boat and then cover it with the veneer?

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Re: type of staples?

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:17 pm

Yes, the plans call for 1/4 ply for the sides. I am using 1/8 ply and 1/8 veneer to make the thickness.

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Re: type of staples?

Post by mdweber » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:19 pm

are there any product on the market that would give you what you want without having to laminate the two panels together. Like 1/4" plywood with a mahogany veneer?

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Re: type of staples?

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:22 pm

I could have just used 1/4 ply, but the mahogany ply doesn't give you the look of a planked boat.
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Post by mdweber » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:24 pm

Oh, your going to cut it into strips and then staple it?

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Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:26 pm

I will resaw sapele into 1/8th in planks, then epoxy into place with staples to hold until epoxy sets.

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Post by mdweber » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:33 pm

Wow, that's gonna look great! Very cool.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:34 pm

I saw to 3/16". Then I can run it through the plane and sand to about 1/8".

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