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Old 01-24-2012, 06:50 AM
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dadkins
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Default RE: Re - rebuild

Im not decided for sure - most likely minwax urethane - that is what I used on the last hull and it showed pretty good scuff/fuel/ding resistance, I was tempted to glass it, but I think that would add a pound or more and this thing is bulletproof already with the bottom and sides being approx 3/16" thick. and the front pretty much solid wood for 1 1/2" + I can touch up pretty easy with the urethane.
Also debating weather to stain a design in the top veneer and not sure how to go about it or just stain it 1 color or raw ?
As is the birch veneer would be really lite colored and the cedar bottom will get pretty dark.
Also struggling with filler- I tried some plastic wood crap and it is a horrible match to the cedar - a good match for the birch - not good to sand. I also tried some gorilla glue mixed with cedar sawdust and it worked ok except it foams out of the holes and... hard to sand.
looking for ideas>..
I know... assemble it so there are no gaps