Friday, May 24, 2013

1930's cruiser

Next up a new windscreen and roof job for a 30's steel motor cruiser. We will be using the old parts as patterns and inventing the missing pieces.
We're using Guariuba for this project, a South American hardwood with FSC Certificate, as an alternative for the original mahogany. When sawed and planed Guariuba can be red, orange or yellow but will turn a rich dark brown with exposure to sunlight.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sanding and filling

We made the 'mistake' of offering to do the painting in the rear cabin aboard 'Steady'.
Like all paint jobs it's 90% filling and sanding and filling and sanding... a job I enjoy and Claudia doesn't. She likes painting though.
With teamwork we'll get the job done in time to install the solid oak parts in the first week of July.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

German oak. #in

With the panelling and floors finished aboard Steady, we have started on the best bit. Turning solid German oak into worktops and benches.