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    Boat Vent Cover

    My brother is rebuilding an older ski boat for a friend of his and it has a vent cover for a storage area. The original cover had seen its better days so I was asked to replicate it and here it is. I used jarrah as it will weather well and I had it, used tite bond III. Taint much but it is woodworking
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    Tom that's an outstanding job! Well done the new owner will be thrilled I am sure.

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    That looks great Tom. How was the jarrah to work with? Does it machine well?
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    Nice job. The louvers appear to be integral round tenons, not dowels. How did you cut them so perfectly round?
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    Thanks fellas, Jarrah works well Glenn can splinter easily and real heavy. The tenons are integral Charlie, I just rounded the square tenons to round with a chisel and final fit with sand paper

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    Wow, great job Tom! Bet they will be very happy with that.
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    Fantastic job Tom
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    That looks great!
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    Very cool. Nicely done. Nothing better than being able to help somebody out, eh?
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    Very nice, Tom.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    ...I just rounded the square tenons to round with a chisel and final fit with sand paper
    Wow, they sure look machine made in the photo. Well done.
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