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Turning glass into wood 1 week 5 days ago #140565

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Has anyone else done a conversion like this other than me?
This was an old Shell Lake "executive" that was in such bad shape something had to be done to save it. 100% Honduran mahogany.



I'm going to do something similar to a StarCraft that I have stripped down now.
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Turning glass into wood 1 week 5 days ago #140569

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I've considered it but never done it. Just my opinion but I would have laid the planking with white seams. On this next boat, consider trimming it heavily ionstead of a wholesale covering...maybe too much of a good thing? Also, consider African mahogany. Personally, I like it better...harder, much more interesting grain and a LOT cheaper.

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Turning glass into wood 1 week 4 days ago #140571

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Yup, gotta agree. The boards were beveled and filled but the stain sorta blended that all together:(
Honest ta god I tried to get the African mahogany but no one around my area had any, I did use African on my Century Sabre. It was easier to work with. The Honduran was brittle, would split real easy.
Amazon has the 5200 for $16. and change for the 10oz tube so I'll be ordering a bunch of that. I'll put a "projects" posting up but it'll be far and few between.
Always welcoming your input since you is the mahogany man.
Everything was screwed and glued and then used 10.000,000 bungs.
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I think ten million bungs is overkill. 1 million should have been enough. Yes, keep us posted with photos. Tell me how you plan to do your seams.

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