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March 6, 2009

THE GLASSING BEGINS

Filed under: Harbour

Dean’s Curly Redwood & Balsa Limited Edition #1 of 5 is ready for glassing.

Greg Martz, master laminator and owner of Waterman’s Guild pours on the resin.

As the resin soaks through the fiberglass, the beauty of the wood begins to show.

The resin has already flowed over the rail wetting the hanging rail glass.

The Curly Redwood’s horizontal striping is now really kicking in.

Greg continues to pull resin from the flats to the rail.

Looking from below, Greg is seen wrapping the glass around the tail rails.

Greg takes a brief break to discuss the beauty of the wood with shop manager Ron Lingenfelter.

Greg, back at work, does some final touch ups.

NOW IT’S TIME FOR TODD’S #2 OF 5 LIMITED EDITION CURLY REDWOOD & BALSA

Cut the glass to size.

Let the resin pour.

Greg has squeegeed the resin to the rail and lets it flow over the rail in a controlled waterfall and catching the leftover resin in the bucket. What looks easy is a master making it look so.

Greg points out a termite hole. If there’s a little bugger in there, he is deaf from the noise of my planer and with the smell of the resin, his minutes of life are certainly numbered.

After sealing the termite’s fate, Greg continues to pull resin to the rail.

Now it’s time to begin wrapping the glass around the rail.

These boards have some very beautiful Balsa.

Greg does some final touch up.