Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gpysy Rose Hatch Cover and $25 giveaway.

Here is a photo of the hatch cover right after we brought Gypsy Rose home from the folks we bought her from.
 
As you can see she is pretty well weather beaten.  
WE ARE GOING TO FIX THAT!!
  




First I will peel off the damaged layers of veneer until I get down to good wood.


Good wood at last!
  The veneer here still had some damage on the edge so 
I scored a straight line with my razor knife and removed the damaged part. 
 Now I have layed a thin strip of wood in to fair out the surface
 of the hatch cover.  The paint cans are just for weight while the glue drys.

Hey, boat restoring is hungry work and this blog after all is called 
Woodworkin and good eats so rib steak here I come.


Here I am sealing up the wood with 2 coats of high quality exterior house paint.





Now it's time to cut the cedar strips that we will cover our hatch with.  
Don't know what I mean?  
See the cedar strip yacht tender I built elsewhere on this blog.



Now I am routering a bead on one edge of the strips and a cove on the other edge.






See how that makes the strips nest together?


 
Strip number 1!! I am excited!



Here we are 15 strips in.
Okay, that's it for this progress report.  
Don't forget to enter our giveaway by joining my blog and leaving a comment.

Happy blogging.


23 comments:

  1. Hi Steve,

    I'm a new follower and would love to be included in your giveaway. I also wish my dad were still alive as he was an amazing woodworker as well, and I would have loved to show him your blog. Your wife Connie and I are blog friends, and she was my 400th follower which will be celebrated by sending her a package of art goodies just for her. If you have any suggestions of additional goodies I can include in her package, please email me at meriw@cox.net. I'll be watching the progress on your boat, you are extremely talented.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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    1. Hi Meri, thank you for your nice comments and for following my blog. You are included in the giveaway. Happy blogging.

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  2. Cedar wood...I have just been seeing some amazing huge cedar trees, they are the trees of the bible. Yum to the steak, are you the griller of the house?

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    1. Hi Ginny, yes I do most of the outdoor cooking. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cedars of Lebanon!

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  3. This is some fine weed wacking going on here. She'll be a Rose before you know it!

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    1. Hi Melanie, thanks for stopping by my blog. We will make her pretty.

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  4. It's looking good! I'm so excited to see all of your transformation/project posts and the "new" boat when she's done. :-)

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    1. Hello again, so nice to hear from you. You always leave such sweet comments. She will be a beauty.

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  5. You are a talented and hard worker. Maybe I will learn a little bit about boats from you! Fine outdoor cook too!! I signed up for your free give away on another days blog. Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again. Boats are fun!

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  6. Hi, Steve

    I am showing your post to my husband to show what great woodworking tools could do for our life :>) He was really interested in the steak. Gypsy Rose is off to a fantastic start. Thanks for the tutorial on the difference between a cove and a bead.

    Distressed Donna

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    1. Hi Donna, we are really hooked on woodworking. Watch out, it can be addicting.

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  7. Hi Steve,

    Wow! Look at all that detail! The Gypsy Rose is going to be a showstopper when she's done! Even though it's 8:25 a.m. that steak looks pretty good. Hmmm, steak and eggs?

    Can't wait to see how your progress!

    Kay
    PS Thanks for signing up as a follower!!!

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    1. Hello again Kay, so nice to hear from you. How about steak and eggs after you wake up on your boat in the morning anchored in a pretty little cove on some pretty lake somewhere? Sounds awesome huh?

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  8. It is going to look beautiful. You deserve your meat dinner.

    Sft x

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  9. Wow! That's an awesome project ahead! I'm impressed by all the details :). And the grilled meat... yummie :))!

    Greetings from Sweden,
    Maria

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    1. Hi Maria, thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment you left.

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  10. Your patience and care for detail is awesome! Thank you for sharing your progress ...

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    1. Hi there, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. We are going to make her beautiful.

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  11. Hello Steve,
    I am sure that you are marching ahead with "Gypsy Rose"..
    I left a comment on your last post.
    just to say again... i hope that you entered me for your giveaway.
    looking forward to seeing more photos..
    regards val

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    1. You are definitely in the drawing for our giveaway. It closes at midnight Pacific Daylight time and since I don't plan on staying up that late the drawing will be tomorrow. Best of luck!

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  12. Those strips of wood remind me of the time I helped my husband lay laminate tile that "looked like" wood. It was in a house we bought, fixed up, and sold, to make some extra money. What a job. The room was huge. It had little grooves just like that wood. i'm going to enjoy watching you build this boat. It reminds me of the house we are building. I'm learning a lot.

    Cindy Bee

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