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Old 09-25-2016, 07:47 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I showed this peice of art to my brother who said it would be cooler if it was also an actual boat. True but I'm impressed by just a well made topper.

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Old 09-25-2016, 08:50 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Like this?


http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=923013

Except with the transom up against the back window?
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Old 09-26-2016, 11:33 AM   #103 (permalink)
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I showed this peice of art to my brother who said it would be cooler if it was also an actual boat. True but I'm impressed by just a well made topper.
Thanks. Yeah, it would be kinda cool to have the dual functionality.. Unfortunately I am pretty sure that would mean that sacrifices in design would make it perform poorly for each task.
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Looks gorgeous!

Where did you get the strips of wood?
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Looks gorgeous!

Where did you get the strips of wood?
Thanks. I got the wood from Lowes. It was 2x6 rough cut cedar (1.75x5.75 actual). I then cut that into strips with a table saw and did the beads and coves on a custom router table. Page 2 of this thread has all the details.
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As a guy who likes the look of wood, I'm gonna cry when you put fiberglass over this.
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As a guy who likes the look of wood, I'm gonna cry when you put fiberglass over this.
It ends up clear, you see the wood but it is strong and waterproof.
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Looks so nice man. Congrats on a job well done.
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Joggernot -- I, like you, would prefer a hand rubbed finish. But this is an exterior application.

I'm the sort that would put it out in the sunlight for a season or two* and let it get a nice silver sheen, then glass it with a matte finish.

What I'd like to see is cedar shingles laid like fish scales. Here's the idea in vinyl or something:



*If that kitchen sink that's been in the carport waiting for refinishing for 2 years is any indication.


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