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Old 06-05-2005, 07:55 PM
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jfblouin jfblouin is offline
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Does I need to plane wood?

I'm building a 6,80m (22.3 feet) sportboat with cedar, epoxy and fiberglass.

I use cedar plank cut with a portable band saw mills. The cut is not so rough.

Can I use thoses planks without planing and add fiberglass with epoxy on that? Does I need to plane this wood?
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:44 PM
Michael Chudy Michael Chudy is offline
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Contact Tom MacNaughton at Macnaughton Yacht Designs and order the booklet on Sheathed Strip Construction. Here is the web site:

You do not want to plane the wood. Also, you want to use all square strips so you can lay them with the end grain showing.
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:24 PM
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You can plane the wood. You will need to form it with a sander with 60 grit afterwards. Bandsawn lumber is great. but it will take a lot more epoxy to wet out. Sometimes there is paste wax rubbed on the planer tables. Get rid of it!

Make a test pannel. beat on it, break it.

The end grain will not show. The quarter grain will.

Tom MacNaughton is a honest sincere man give him a call or email him after you surf his site.

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