View Full Version : exposed chine material

08-04-2001, 12:33 AM
I'm building a Conrad Natzio design which has exposed lower chines and wondered if anyone had ideas for a wood type for this use. Something which is tough for taking bumps but durable while sumerged.
thanks in advance

08-04-2001, 08:05 AM

08-04-2001, 01:24 PM
Cypress,many mahogs.,alaska yellow cedar.

08-05-2001, 12:36 AM
White Oak, Silver Bali, Angelique, Purple Heart, besides the flavors previously mentioned.

Mike Field
08-05-2001, 01:21 AM
Plus red gum, spiotted gum, jarrah, and a stack of other Ozotics.....

08-05-2001, 11:50 PM
I plan on epoxying these chines on, along w/ securing with bronze screws, plugged w/ parent wood material. Are any of these materials listed not friendly w/ epoxy?

Mike Field
08-06-2001, 03:32 AM
Well, I can't speak for all that foreign stuff, Motoperpetuo, but Aussie timber's okay.

Dale Harvey
08-06-2001, 08:42 AM
Almost all of the harder woods mentioned will not like epoxy. Softer ones would need ****** or better, Polyolfin or Kevlar covering that will have to be maintained. Why not make them out of Starboard plastic? You don't have to cover it with anything, not even paint, and it is almost as tough as Ironwood. Works easily with tablesaw and router, or traditional planes.

ken mcclure
08-06-2001, 08:56 AM
Don't forget Black Locust. If you can get it. Take a look at last month's WB for a great article on Black Locust.

08-06-2001, 01:51 PM
Read my post.All work just fine with epoxy.
I am least experienced with cypress but have no reason to doubt it's ability to be googed.

08-07-2001, 12:13 AM
Thanks Folks!