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13-DEC-2010 atd

Detail of veneer 'caulking' (9787)

Cropped image of deck planks with veneer 'caulking'. This is with little sanding with too coarse a grit of paper. I expect (hope? :) ) it will look better when all completed and sanded down with fine cabinet grade sanding paper and varnished with a varnish that will darken it ever so lightly...

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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Guest 11-Jul-2012 17:55
Try rubbing a soft pencil on the side, for me it works very well. Then with a very hard pencil, put in the nail.
mike 16-Dec-2010 07:14
Ya know Andrew, I think you will probably end up with a fairly authentic deck, but with the scale I'm working with, practically twice the scale so half the size, me thinks I'm gonna experiment with a blank first. I was thinking maybe laying down the planks, staining to a darker colour, varnishing, then with an exacto trace the edges with minute gouges and run some dark putty into the grooves. I'll experiment with this for effect. I think the results might match, authenticity may suffer a little. I also like what you say about "even though this will be hidden under the main deck, it will be viewable through hatches et al".
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