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It's Official - my '51 OTCA project

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by mmmalmberg, Nov 25, 2019.

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    mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Wet coat of Georges semi-gloss. I think I'll switch to gloss. I think two more coats; some sand-scratching will show when this dries down.
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  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    sure looks good from here. NIce!
     
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    mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Health issues have slowed me down this summer but slowly but surely I'm committed to launching sometime this month... Second coat of paint almost sanded. Using my new random orbit sander instead of wet sanding as it's too much for me to move it in and out by myself every morning to sand. It's working better than I expected and most of the dust seems to be sticking to the canoe (which is better than on the floor)! I'll get my wife to help me take it outside and hose it off, and wet sand spots as needed...
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  4. dogbrain

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    If you can figure out a way to attach a vacuum to the sander you should be able to minimize the dust.

    Mark
     
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    mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Great idea. It really doesn't pull all that much into the little bag. If I could find a smaller vacuum hose than the shop vac, like maybe an inch, that would make it easier to use; thanks!
     
  6. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Adapter kits are available for that at the big box home stores. Look on the Grainger web site, too.
     
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    mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I think one or probably two more coats. A couple of sags in this one but it would not have been last coat in any case. I cut this coat (George's gloss) about 10-15%, which brushed pretty nicely. Straight felt pretty stiff so I didn't try it. Might try more like 5% next coat. IMG_2536.jpg
     
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    mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    If I can get it this shiny dry I'll be happy:)
     

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