Tacks in 1913 Turtle Deck

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Friday, March 03, 2017 - 05:12 pm:

As many of you know, I'm currently working on a '13 runabout turtle deck. It's pretty interesting in that it still has all the original wood, except for the slats, which I will make soon. What is interesting is there were four 1/4" tacks on the bottom side on each corner. The only thing I can figure is they were to hold a square piece of cardboard or paper for painting. At any rate, all four were bent over. What were they used for? Next, there were a number of runs in the original paint. No indication of blue or black. Do I understand the first few coats were a clear varnish?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 09:31 am:

I'll have to check today, but those tack holes I'm referring to may be for those leather washers that Russ Furstnow makes. I'll have to check in a while. If so, mystery solved!


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