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    Duck tape or duct tape?

    I used to use gaffer and duct tape interchangeably before realising that gaffer tape and duct tape are two different things. Duck/duct tape is made with a plastic coating and is more waterproof and stickier, whilst the other is made with a cloth coating and is less sticky/waterproof but leaves...
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    Veneer or ply

    Thanks for the replies. I think I will try to make the hand plane from a solid piece of wood that I will then seal (as per that video). On a side note, I have recently restored my mothers bellyboard (circa 1960) which is 9mm ply, also I notice one of the top bellyboard companies (and a few of...
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    Veneer or ply

    So, if I did use ply and coated it in either tung oil, epoxy resin, yacht varnish, fiberglass or something that would counter the lack of waterproofness, could it then be a suitable alternative to veneer(especially if I used marine ply)?
  4. J

    Veneer or ply

    *NB: I'm far from an expert in woodworking* What is the difference between 2mm ply and 2mm veneer (in terms of properties)? I assume that ply is layered and a veneer is one sheet but is there any advantages or disadvantages for using one over the other? I was thinking of making a basic surfing...
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    Potential inlay help

    So, bearing in mind I am going to be using this board in the salty sea water - should I stick the veneer down with some contact cement and then finish with some yacht varnish, or will I be able to use something like tung oil on the veneer?
  6. J

    Potential inlay help

    Ahh yes, I didn't think of that! That would be a lot easier than routing ply - thanks :-)
  7. J

    Potential inlay help

    I am renovating my mother's 70-year-old bellyboard. I have sanded it down to remove all of the cracked varnish and other blemishes and I am now wondering what to do with it. I would like to do an effect like in the attached image, but I am unsure how to do it. Is it an inlay with a wood...
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