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Trimming a woodie.

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:24 am

I am not doing an aluminum skin. I have now successfully got a nice looking roof on but l am looking for ideas to hide the ply edge with some sort of trim. What have others done?

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby TomMaj » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:27 am

I cut some poplar to 1/4" x 2 1/2 inch strip, then screwed it on with brass screws and washers, leaving 1/4" overhang for a drip edge. epoxy and varnish over it.
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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby Viking_Tear » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:40 am

TomMaj wrote:I cut some poplar to 1/4" x 2 1/2 inch strip, then screwed it on with brass screws and washers, leaving 1/4" overhang for a drip edge. epoxy and varnish over it.
That is absolutely stunning, well done.

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby drhill » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:48 am

like you, I had to cover the edges of the roof plywood. I ripped thin pieces of birch and glued it to the sides. Then routed and sanded the edges flush with the roof surface before finishing. Has held up well so far (3 years) but does get a few fresh coats of poly every year.

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby jamie296 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:48 am

Anyone have build threads on these? I am looking to build one of these woodie versions with the vintage look to it.

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby Woodbutcher » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:26 pm

Not sure if this will help you, but here is what I did. Has worked great.

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:47 pm

TomMaj wrote:I cut some poplar to 1/4" x 2 1/2 inch strip, then screwed it on with brass screws and washers, leaving 1/4" overhang for a drip edge. epoxy and varnish over it.
Beautiful work

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:49 pm

drhill wrote:like you, I had to cover the edges of the roof plywood. I ripped thin pieces of birch and glued it to the sides. Then routed and sanded the edges flush with the roof surface before finishing. Has held up well so far (3 years) but does get a few fresh coats of poly every year.

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Nice. Did you curve the bottom edge with a jigsaw first?

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:51 pm

edgeau wrote:
drhill wrote:like you, I had to cover the edges of the roof plywood. I ripped thin pieces of birch and glued it to the sides. Then routed and sanded the edges flush with the roof surface before finishing. Has held up well so far (3 years) but does get a few fresh coats of poly every year.

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Nice. Did you curve the bottom edge with a jigsaw first?

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Actually when I zoom in I see better that it isn't curved like I imagined. Looks good. Well done

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Re: Trimming a woodie.

Postby Nobes » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:37 pm

I used aluminum edging I bought from vintage technologies.
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