SailNet Community - View Single Post - Repair Cracked Teak Toe Rail
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 02-03-2011
Senior Member
RichH's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,833
Thanks: 27
Thanked 195 Times in 184 Posts
Rep Power: 17
I fixed it for you.
I cut out the damaged wood and very carefully cut another scarf joint about 3:1 L/W ratio. I used a "Fein Multimaster' with very fine teeth on the blade to make the 'cuts, then 'shaved' the ends with a super sharp chisel so there would be no 'gaps'.
I replaced with entirely new wood, used recorcinol glue and then screwed it to the old, then bunged the countersunk screw holes.
Good as new.
It wont come apart as do 'glue only' repairs.

Last edited by RichH; 02-03-2011 at 10:11 PM.
RichH is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome