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13-DEC-2010 atd

Gun Deck Planking - Day 2 (9786)

This is going to take some time. I trimmed down and rough sanded the 'veneer caulking' to get an idea what it would finally look like. Took me about 6 hr to get to this stage of the deck planking - this takes into account cutting the individual planks (about 200), as well as the veneer strips seen to the right of the picture.

The longer strips are glued length wise and then the individual planks layed next to the strip with short veneer strips positioned between the plank ends. This row has to dry completely so that the end bits can be trimme down to the plank widths before the next long run of veneer can be placed.

I am sure it will speed up as my fingers learn to contol tweezers, (not too much) glue and planks at the same time...

Even though much of this deck will be covered by the upper deck, one will be able to look down through skylights and open sections on to this deck. Anyway - still remain good practise for the top deck to be planked probably 1 year down the line...

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
1/60s f/5.0 at 41.0mm iso100 full exif

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