Canute Posted November 25, 2014 Share #1 Posted November 25, 2014 (edited) Greetings all, My first foray into building a wooden vessel is this gem. I've been lurking a little while, as I've been evaluating my tool chest and selecting this build. Over the years, I've done any number of wooden structures and car kits, as a model railroader. Thought I should learn how to twist straight boards into boats aka planking. In my prior endeavors, we sealed and stained before we put any glue on any surfaces. Plus we had to fight warping wood ( due to using water based paints) with extra bracing. Should I treat the wood before any construction? Since this is primarily a basswood boat, should I apply some MinWax preconditioner? How about the cherry frames? Since I'll have to soak these to bend them, I suspect they get taken care of after the boat come off the mold. A few of the obligatory pix are attached: Kit box Some of the wood Edited November 26, 2014 by Canute Salty Sea Dog, zoly99sask, Julie Mo and 5 others 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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