where to get wood ?

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thanks

i'll check them out.

Another question about material if any one knows. Galleys like these, are they plywood with a white formica, plywood painted, gelcoated, ???

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Depending on what quality finish you want I was very happy with white formica, quick and not as messy!
 

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Formica has its uses
That material might just be single faced MDO, without doing the thump test (knocking the material with your knuckle and listening to the report) it's hard to say, also those are small photos so it is very hard to determine the quality of the finish in the product. Some wax goes a long way after all, say a nice butcher block paste wax for example and a little touch from the heat gun. All kinds of tricks to bring out that extra fine shine.
 

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Travis,When i was at your shop and you were building the 38 Duffy Wee Jack....your dad had a material that looked like plywood but with a white face.....your dad said he had to blind fasten it....is that the mdo??
 

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MDO is plywood with a "paper" face on one side, not sure if its actually paper, but it certainly looks like it. We use it a lot in construction while doing trim work and making panels.
I believe you can get it with the paper face on both sides, not positive about that though.
 

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Travis,When i was at your shop and you were building the 38 Duffy Wee Jack....your dad had a material that looked like plywood but with a white face.....your dad said he had to blind fasten it....is that the mdo??


Thinking back to that project, and please keep in mind that I was in school at the time so my contribution to this particular vessel was kept to a handful of areas, namely the small tightly cramped ones that no one else wanted to subject themselves to...

I believe that material was either white faced MDF, similar to plywood whereas that is the core and it has the final layers on both sides constructed of medium density fibreboard as a finished surface or Melamine, which is particle board laminated with a paper/resin coating to provide a durable hard surface. Great for making cabinet carcases because it wipes clean easily. Melamine is resistant to scratches, chemicals and staining. The surface is thermally-fused to the core.

I'm more inclined to think it was melamine used in Scott's boat.

Melamine is used in creating Formica as well. And Magic Erasers!
 

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Formica has its uses
That material might just be single faced MDO, without doing the thump test (knocking the material with your knuckle and listening to the report) it's hard to say, also those are small photos so it is very hard to determine the quality of the finish in the product. Some wax goes a long way after all, say a nice butcher block paste wax for example and a little touch from the heat gun. All kinds of tricks to bring out that extra fine shine.


so what are some materials i should be looking at, i know the high end boats are molded parts.

1. MDO
2. Formica
3. any type of plywood with 2 mm white glass glued to the face ?
4. painted plywood ?
5. faced MDF
6. Any others i'm missing ?
 
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