Blandford Group Build
- Apr 13, 2015
What type of wood the deck planking ,looks like teak.
G'day epicdoomI turned it upside down and stuck it in one of those big plastic storage Bins with the lid on till it dried.
Thanks Joe. I also like to use wipe on oil finish. I think it really brings out the beauty of the wood. Rub on a few coats and your good to go. Can't wait to see how this teak comes out.Looking good so far the deck planking wood looks great. I got Black Walnut with the Pearl. I usually don't color any deck planking and rarely color hull planks. I usually just Brush on a few coats of satin Poly sanding between coats. on the Pearl the poly didn't want to penetrate the wood that well for some reason so I used Tru-oil that's used on arms stocks and it brought out the beauty of that Black Walnut. This is the first time I have used an oil based product on any ship build. most often oil based products take time to dry and it catches Dust like there is no tomorrow so as soon as the finish was applied I turned it upside down and stuck it in one of those big plastic storage Bins with the lid on till it dried. I would have loved to have gotten Teak wood with this kit and used the Tru-oil as I have used that wood for knife handles and the tru-oil makes that wood look absolutely Amazing. Looking forward to more of this build
Thanks for stopping in and the nice words John. So far I am very happy with this kit. With a little sanding here and there it fits together great. There is no doubt the Caroline will be my next build.Just been through your log Mike, she is looking very nice, your doing a great job on her, dont you just like the way everything goes together, I was amazed when I first started building the Royal Caroline, I have been having problems keeping up with all the great build logs due to home issues, so if I donot seem to be following I am really, looking forward to more of your build,
best regards John.