The station wagon that is.
Has anybody helped with the woodworking required to restore an old woody
station wagon. I am going to Google it, but would be interested in
feedback from anybody who has helped with such a restoration.
Thx - Jim
Couple of old MGs and a Morris Traveller
All were ash, bought as ready-made kits from specialists. The woodwork
is pretty simple (especially on the MGs where it's hidden), but you need
a bandsaw and a set of templates before you even begin. Making one as a
copy of fragile rotten timber would be a bit of a chore.
Use stainless hardware.
Go to a boat chandler's for a finish, Spar varnish (the real, flexible
stuff) would be a good idea, even if it's not the longest lived.
Many years ago I had a co-worker who did this as a hobby.
His #1 lesson learned - NEVER steam bend anything! Use
a bandsaw, drawknife, spokeshave, whatever to shape the
piece. If you can find a piece of wood with a natural bend,
so much the better.
He never said anything about laminated bends but I suspect
these would be ok providing a good waterproof glue was used.
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