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Pack Mule 02-02-2014 12:49 PM

Teak pilot house doors
 
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Doors are starting to come together.

FlyWright 02-02-2014 02:07 PM

That's very inspiring! Mine are in desperate need of help but lack an owner with your level of woodworking skills.

Very nice!

Pack Mule 02-03-2014 05:53 AM

When I took the old doors off that plywood covered with fiberglass the plywood core was rotted around they windows and at the bottom.I kept looking at the doors and I thought they were built slightly out of square. .They were actually a 2 degree parallelogram.It was so slight that I almost built the doors square and they would not have worked .Man that would have been a huge and costly mistake .
I wish I was faster at woodworking . I know guys that can just blow through this kind of woodworking and never think twice. I have a tendency to over think and then can't decide how I want to go about building something. Cabinet and furniture making is not like the woodworking on any boat .The biggest challenge for me has been making the end result look like it's made for a boat and not a house.It doesn't always work but it is getting better.
This entire project has just about wooped my wife and I and we still have a good ways to go. I could not do this without her help and support.
Now it's the anchor platform I have to work out .

ksanders 02-03-2014 09:34 AM

Now, those look nice!

Once on the boat they will be most impressive!

Xsbank 02-06-2014 02:24 AM

Very nice work. If building boats was easy we'd all be doing it!

Hendo78 03-22-2014 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Xsbank (Post 211227)
If building boats was easy we'd all be doing it!

Lol how true!

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Pack Mule 04-13-2014 08:07 AM

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Caulking teak door panels with TDS SIS 440 .

Pack Mule 04-13-2014 08:09 AM

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After pulling tape off .

mbevins 04-13-2014 08:45 AM

Quick question.
If I use a varnish remover,will it damage that caulk you used?
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Pack Mule 04-13-2014 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by mbevins (Post 226737)
Quick question.
If I use a varnish remover,will it damage that caulk you used?
(Sorry for the hijack)

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I bet it would .It cleans up pretty easy with just regular paint thinner . The guys at Teak Decking Systems are great . They will answer any questions you have .

healhustler 04-13-2014 09:11 AM

I had a heck of a time with that caulking. Ya gotta tape each seam and really put it down good. Unlike yours, my caulking seemed to stain the teak right away, and I had to use another product to finish it out. Looks great, by the way.

mbevins 04-13-2014 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Pack Mule (Post 226744)
I bet it would .It cleans up pretty easy with just regular paint thinner . The guys at Teak Decking Systems are great . They will answer any questions you have .

Thanks, I'll give them a call. I need strip the inserts in my swim platform.

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Pack Mule 04-13-2014 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by healhustler (Post 226749)
I had a heck of a time with that caulking. Ya gotta tape each seam and really put it down good. Unlike yours, my caulking seemed to stain the teak right away, and I had to use another product to finish it out. Looks great, by the way.

Yeah Larry it wasn't as forgiving on my rail joints because the teak didn't have any finish on it . But it does clean up pretty good with just regular paint thinner but you have to scrub to get it out of the grain.I used a flexable putty knife instead of a hard knife and it seamed to work better. Caulking is just a pain no matter what you use. But taping it off and letting the end of the tape run wild so you have something to grab hold of when you pull it off is a big help . That way you don't have to use your finger nail to get tape started .

Forkliftt 04-14-2014 07:18 PM

Stunning!


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Lehman 135 Twins

Pack Mule 04-14-2014 08:38 PM

Thanks Forkliftt,I hope to get these doors put together and mounted within a week or so .

Forkliftt 04-15-2014 05:05 AM

I look forward to seeing them installed.


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Lehman 135 Twins

Hendo78 04-15-2014 06:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Forkliftt (Post 227132)
I look forward to seeing them installed.


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Lehman 135 Twins


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Pack Mule 04-15-2014 07:49 AM

Yeah the old doors were hung and not very well . I made new tracks and the doors will hopefully slide in the bottom track and not hang up .I used uhmw in the track on the bottom . I mounted the tracks on a basement wall and the door frames slide pretty good but that was without the doors panels and on a wall not a cabin side.The doors will be at least twice as heavy as just the frames once I add the panels and the ports .I have a lot of adjustment built into the tracks.:ermm:

Pack Mule 04-27-2014 03:34 PM

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Port door mounted .

Pack Mule 04-27-2014 03:39 PM

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Inside pic . Still need to install cowling around door on the outside .

Moonstruck 04-27-2014 04:42 PM

PM, great work! You are killing me on the bright work. I have got to get at it.

Forkliftt 04-27-2014 06:10 PM

First rate! Nice job!


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Lehman 135 Twins

Pack Mule 04-27-2014 07:04 PM

Thanks guys , we hope to start the varnish on the cap rail later this week . The pollen is still falling here , but it looks like we have three days of rain . We hope that washes most of it away .

kolive 04-27-2014 07:47 PM

Nice job. Finely finished teak is wonderful to see.

RT Firefly 04-27-2014 07:53 PM

Greetings,

We're not Worthy!!!! - YouTube

kthoennes 04-27-2014 09:29 PM

I know what you mean about woodworking taking forever. I've been at it long enough now that I ought to be pretty skilled, but I'm still incredibly slow. Been working on a high/low salon table for at least six months. The more experienced I am, the higher my standards and it takes even longer. At this rate by the time I'm 80 it'll take me an hour to drive one nail.

Pack Mule 05-03-2014 02:22 PM

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Earlier today I loaded my sun visor on my little truck and hauled it to William . It stuck out about 2 ft on each side of truck bed .

Pack Mule 05-03-2014 02:24 PM

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Starboard door installed and put the sun visor on

Pack Mule 05-03-2014 02:25 PM

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I think he looks better with a hat on .

Pack Mule 05-03-2014 02:28 PM

Got to get rid of that roof top air .:eek:

CPseudonym 05-03-2014 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Pack Mule (Post 231615)
Got to get rid of that roof top air .:eek:

Those roof top air conditioners don't look too sexy standing outside on a nice spring day, but sure feel good inside on those dog days of summer :thumb:

Forkliftt 05-03-2014 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Pack Mule (Post 231613)
I think he looks better with a hat on .


I agree! Very polished.


1983 Present 42 Sundeck
Lehman 135 Twins

BruceK 05-04-2014 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Pack Mule (Post 231613)
I think he looks better with a hat on .

Wow. Looks like new.

Pack Mule 09-06-2014 01:10 PM

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Finally got the sweeps and jams done .Forward jam

Pack Mule 09-06-2014 01:12 PM

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And aft sweep .

Anode 09-06-2014 01:12 PM

Very nice!

Moonstruck 09-06-2014 01:44 PM

Outstanding:thumb:

FlyWright 09-06-2014 02:00 PM

Those look great, Marty!! Now I've got door envy. Can I ship my doors to you?

CPseudonym 09-06-2014 02:44 PM

Great craftsmanship as always Pack Mule :thumb:

Mule 09-06-2014 03:14 PM

From one mule to the other, that is plum purdy...

FlyWright 09-06-2014 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mule (Post 265052)
From one mule to the other...

LOL!! There's a huge difference between a pack mule and a mule.

Pack Mule 09-06-2014 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by FlyWright (Post 265034)
Those look great, Marty!! Now I've got door envy. Can I ship my doors to you?

Wine for woodwork ? We're having a California Pinot Butternut tonight .

healhustler 09-06-2014 05:21 PM

Schweet, Marty. Jealous!

RT Firefly 09-06-2014 05:37 PM

Greetings,
Mr. F. Hmmm....Sounds like you're casting aspersions in the direction of Mr. Mule...

FlyWright 09-06-2014 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Pack Mule (Post 265068)
Wine for woodwork ? We're having a California Pinot Butternut tonight .

You might be on to something there!!

Tolly Roger 02-20-2015 11:39 PM

Mr Pack Mule ( and others)
Curious to know what you are using as a finish on your doors and in particular your cap rails.
I have been using Seafin teak oil, many coats a year and am not happy with the finish or the short time it stays looking good.
Please share your secret(s)

Pack Mule 02-21-2015 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Tolly Roger (Post 309850)
Mr Pack Mule ( and others)
Curious to know what you are using as a finish on your doors and in particular your cap rails.
I have been using Seafin teak oil, many coats a year and am not happy with the finish or the short time it stays looking good.
Please share your secret(s)

TR ,
We use Epifanes clear . We always thin the first few coats . The first by 50% then 25%, then 10 to 15% on the rest .its best to put finish on around mid morning when humidity is low and sand between coats . We use high quality brushes and take good care of them . This is six coats and could use more . They say the magic is the 13th coat . Don't think we will see the magic . One very big advantage on our finish is that all of teak is new and has never been varnished .
You notice I said we ,my wife does a huge part of our varnish work :flowers:

RT Firefly 02-21-2015 08:53 AM

Greetings,
I didn't review the whole thread so apologies if I'm repeating myself. Long story short, we've scraped our brightwork down to bare wood, applied one coat of Cetol Marine for color and overcoated with 3 coats of Cetol gloss. Nice and shiny but time will tell as to longevity. We've found Cetol products much easier to apply, recoat and repair when necessary as opposed to varnish.

Pack Mule 02-21-2015 09:57 AM

My Dad was a painter all his life . One of the things he used to say was "treat finish work like a good looking woman , nice and easy ,. Don't lay it on thick in the beginning . Let the varnish and the wood get to know each by thinning the first coats and then lay it on . I used to sit with him at the kitchen table while mom was cooking dinner . He would let me drink coffee him while he talked about the day . He used to smell like coffee and coal oil . Dang good painter . Somehow my wife picked up his talent .
What ever you decide to use ,swear by it because it's just too much work to do otherwise


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