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milkmania
01-26-2005, 03:33 PM
note: this is also posted in Tom Wortham's 86 MC cover thread:o



I am currently doing mine....
(fact is, I just came in here for a break from it)

I am sanding and routering the edges as well.
my 91 platform has open slats in it, and I didn't want to sand between all those 1 inch gaps, so I went to the hardware store and picked up a 1/4 grinding bit, that protruded VERY little from the shank, put it on my Router, and 5 minutes later, all my slats were done!!! picked up a 1/4 inch shank grinding stone as well.
I'll see if I can find a pic of the bit I used, right now, I am using a small round over bit to soften the edges.
Another tip, my platform was very black, to get in the grooves, I keep the platform wet with water, and scrape the grooves out with the edge of a pair of scissors......when the platform is wet I can even scrap the black off with a fingernail.

just taking my time, because now that I see that rich golden color I get goosebumps and realize the more I work at it, the better it will get!

true transformation!!!



took a few pics
THEY ARE LARGE FILES 1.5 mb each

dry http://www.writeonrice.com/img/1.jpg
wet http://www.writeonrice.com/img/2.jpg
wet with bits http://www.writeonrice.com/img/3.jpg
wet/dry http://www.writeonrice.com/img/4.jpg
wet http://www.writeonrice.com/img/5.jpg
scraping http://www.writeonrice.com/img/7.jpg


notice the routering?
gonna soften that up some more

MarkP
01-26-2005, 09:05 PM
Nice shots milkman.:worthy: . But I have to ask. Who does your lawn?:friday: ..

milkmania
01-26-2005, 09:08 PM
the Terminator!!!

we're in winter here, and the mower's put up:purplaugh

that pic was under the Ol' Sycamore Tree......Dolly Parton syndrome


besides, it's a yard in Oklahoma.....not sure what a lawn is????:uglyhamme

Mag_Red
01-27-2005, 07:14 AM
:banana: Looks GREAT!

milkmania
02-08-2005, 12:35 PM
gettin' there!

cold spell has kept me from hitting it with 220 sandpaper afterthe first teak oil coat

http://www.writeonrice.com/teak.jpg

but I'll be at it again soon.....wish I had a before pic:o

Tom Wortham
02-08-2005, 01:38 PM
gettin' there!

cold spell has kept me from hitting it with 220 sandpaper afterthe first teak oil coat

http://www.writeonrice.com/teak.jpg

but I'll be at it again soon.....wish I had a before pic:o

Milkman, Did it look as bad is mine? Pic # 3 on my "profile" pics. Pic # 2 was after "Teak Guard" was used. NO SANDING. Scurbbed with brass wool while putting on the "Teak Guard" cleaner. Mine was pretty bad. :uglyhamme

milkmania
02-08-2005, 01:44 PM
Milkman, Did it look as bad is mine? Pic # 3 on my "profile" pics. Pic # 2 was after "Teak Guard" was used. NO SANDING. Scurbbed with brass wool while putting on the "Teak Guard" cleaner. Mine was pretty bad. :uglyhamme


mine looked like yours did in the middle
but on mine.....ALL THE WAY ACROSS!!!!!!

the only time mine looked good, was when it was wet.


http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/data/503/18Picture008_05Jul04-med.jpg

Tom Wortham
02-08-2005, 01:47 PM
[QUOTE=milkmania]mine looked like yours did in the middle
but on mine.....ALL THE WAY ACROSS!!!!!!

the only time mine looked good, was when it was wet.

QUOTE]


I hear what you are saying about when it is wet... I would forget about it while it was in the water....
Got to admit Milkman... It's kind of hard trying to read when your profile pic is "Backing that BuTT up". :D :toast:
How about that after shot again!

milkmania
02-08-2005, 01:55 PM
this is the dealer's site of the actual boat....
it was damp, and be a couple of months before I bought it.
and several months before I restored the deck

http://www.boats.com/sites/cophers/gallery?style=dw&entityid=100845011&mid=null&galleryBack=%2Fsites%2Fcophers%2Fboat%3Fentityid%3 D100845011%26mid%3D1865%26showDL%3Dfalse%26showMD% 3Dfalse%26clk_srclnk_name&baseurl=%2Fsites%2Fcophers&pic=2

you shoulda seen the avatar that got away....hehe:purplaugh