Does I need to plane wood?

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jfblouin, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. jfblouin
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    jfblouin Senior Member

    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?
     
  2. Michael Chudy
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    Michael Chudy Yacht Designer

    Contact Tom MacNaughton at Macnaughton Yacht Designs and order the booklet on Sheathed Strip Construction. Here is the web site:

    www.macnaughtongroup.com

    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.
     
  3. nero
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    nero Senior Member

    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.

    have fun
     
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