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I think you've hit it
By:Paul G. Jacobson
Date: 9/7/2001, 2:33 am

: I stripped my hull using bead and cove strips and my cheaters need to be cut
: at a shallow angle. Consequently, due to the shallow angle and the bead
: and cove strips, the pointed end of the cheater needs to be long and thin.
: The problem is that where the strip above and below the cheater come
: together, they form a 2 to 3 inch long thin void that is not visible from
: the outside.

: How should I fill this void?
: All I can think of is to either whittle a short piece to fill the void (which
: I think will be a real pain) or stuff it with little slivers of wood. Is
: there a better, faster, easier way?
: Ken

I think you've hit it. Whittle some pieces to fit. It just may be that they are barely larger than toothpicks. The cedar is soft, the parts are small and this should go rather quickly. Just worry about getting enough wood into the gap to look good. You don't have to be too precise about getting the "slivers" to end up even with the thickness of the wood on the inside. You can sand them flush later, after the glue has dried. If one sliver doesn't quite fill the gap, just put in another.

Considering the location, it is highly unlikely anyone will be able to view these additions after the deck is installed. Do your best and move on to the next event.

hope this helps


Messages In This Thread

Cheaters ... Shaping The Pointed End
ken -- 9/6/2001, 8:58 pm
Re: Cheaters ... Shaping The Pointed End
Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks -- 9/7/2001, 9:37 am
I think you've hit it
Paul G. Jacobson -- 9/7/2001, 2:33 am