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Author Topic: Planking  (Read 1254 times)


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« on: June 20, 2005, 09:50:51 PM »
I agree with your method of caulking David. I have used it several
times and the results are very good. My method is to use black
cartridge (art) paper as it is slightly more porous than card and
absorbs glue and varnish better. On the subject of lining in
caulking on sheet wood decks, I first of all RUB a thin coat of
varnish into the grain to harden and seal it. I then SCRIBE the
planking and rub down very lightly before going over the scribe lines
with pen, this gives an impression of depth to the caulk lines.
Finaly, look at any ships decks and you will see lighter ares of new
planks and planks of varying ages. Prior to final varnishing, why not
colour odd planks with wood stain-Pine and Antique pine stain gives a
good result and takes away the overal blandness.
A very old friend literaly DOES caulk his decks, using black thread
soaked in glue and applying it as he lays each plank. Very impressive
but also Very time consuming! Regards to all, Walter.


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